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Rethinking Spinal Cord Injuries

Guests:

John McDonald
* Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurological Surgery
* Director, Spinal Cord Injury Program
* Washington University School Of Medicine
* St. Louis, Missouri

Maurizio Corbetta
* Associate Professor, Neurology; Radiology; Anatomy and Neurobiology
* Head, Stroke and Brain Injury Rehabilitation
* Washington University School of Medicine
* St. Louis, Missouri

Naomi Kleitman
* Program Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes
* National Institutes of Health
* Bethesda, Maryland

A new study says Christopher Reeve's brain can still detect feeling and direct movement seven years after he became completely paralyzed, defying conventional wisdom about spinal cord injuries. In this hour, we'll talk with two of Christopher Reeve's physicians about spinal cord repair and the actor's rehabilition program.

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