Michelle Roberts, BBC Digital health editor reports that a man in France with advanced Parkinson's disease has been helped to walk again with a special implant that stimulates nerves in his spine.
How is works: The stimulator sits on the lumbar region of the spinal cord, which sends messages to the leg muscles. The man in question, Marc Gauthier, is still in control - his brain gives the instructions - but the epidural implant adds electrical signals for a smoother end result.
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Original research in the journal Nature Medicine: https://rb.gy/ib6tzi