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Toward Restoring Locomotion

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By stimulating the spinal cord, Fuentes et al. restored locomotion in animal models of Parkinson's disease. Here, a dopamine depleted wild-type mouse begins moving about after being stimulated via epidural electrical impulses. The researchers propose that this dorsal column stimulation may become an efficient and less invasive alternative for future treatment of Parkinson's disease, which is currently being done with electrical deep-brain stimulation -- a highly invasive surgical procedure.

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