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Tag: Current Biology

Magnet Device Aids in Spinal Cord Injury

Published: November 29, 2012

Precisely timed nerve stimulation in patients with spinal cord injuries improved their ability to use their hands, at least temporarily, researchers reported.

The non-invasive process increased the amount of force patients could exert with a finger for up to 85 minutes, according to Monica Perez, PhD, and a colleague from the University of Pittsburgh.

After stimulation, patients could also complete a dexterity task more quickly than before, the researchers reported online in Current Biology.