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Research on monkeys could allow paralysed hands to move again

Research at Newcastle University on macaque monkeys could eventually allow patients paralysed from the waist up to grasp objects with their hands. It involved redirecting electronic signals from the brain to the spinal cord through a computer.

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Monkey paralysis research could help 'devastating' conditions

Pioneering research at Newcastle University could eventually allow patients paralysed from the waist up the ability to use their hands.

The process involves redirecting electronic signals from the brain to the spinal cord through a computer.

Dr Andrew Jackson, Research Fellow at Newcastle University, explains the importance of the research.

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