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I want to play baseball again, says paralysed man

Doctors in the United States say they have restored movement to the legs of a paralysed man.

Writing in the Lancet Medical Journal, the researchers say that their "unprecedented" achievement was made possible by applying electrical pulses to the spine of Rob Summers, who was injured in a road accident five years ago.

Mr Summers said he was in disbelief when he stood for the first time in four years.

  • 20 May 2011
  • From the section Health