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There are hundreds of thousands of people across the world who require the permanent use of a wheel chair after suffering an injury to their spinal cords. It is one of the most poignant and heartrending traumas a person can go through, going from having the full use of their legs to being confined to a wheel chair. And there are a number of celebrities who have had to endure this, including Superman actor Christopher Reeve and boxing champion Paul Williams who came off his motor cycle recently.

But there may be hope for people who are paralysed from the waist down now, after dramatic footage of a paralysed rat walking up some miniature stairs has been released. The research has been carried out by scientists in Switzerland where they have been able to encourage nerve growth around the damaged areas of the spine, which gives new hope to people that they might be able to walk again someday in the future. The rat is clearly seen moving its hind legs which had previously been...
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