ScientificAmerican.com: Rewiring a Damaged Spinal Cord

April 4, 2013
Dr. John McDonald discusses his team's recent study finding that functional electrical stimulation cycling leads to physical and neurological improvements in an article highlighting several rehabilitation approaches.

When Christopher Reeve became quadriplegic, there was little hope for patients with spinal cord injury. Now researchers are combining what they know about the central nervous system’s ability to rewire and regrow with a new understanding of the hidden smarts of the spinal cord to dramatically improve treatments. Read more