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RESEARCH AIMS TO HELP PATIENTS WITH SPINAL CORD INJURY

April 7, 2006
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Early intervention and long-term treatment with electrical stimulation, which causes muscle contraction and exerts mechanical loading on the targeted bone, can significantly reduce the severe osteoporosis and muscle atrophy caused by spinal cord injury, according to University of Iowa researchers. Newswise (http://www.newswise.com/p/articles/view/519404/)