University of Louisville research helps paralyzed men move again

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A 2007 motorcycle accident left Andrew Meas paralyzed below the chest — dependent on his wife to do even simple things like bathe and dress himself.

But now he can do those things, and move his legs, and has begun to believe he may one day walk again — thanks to an electronic device implanted in his body during a groundbreaking University of Louisville study that is raising hopes for paralyzed people around the world.

"I can control my body now," said the 35-year-old Louisville man. "I finally can be independent."

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