Experimental Procedure 'Rewires' 6-Year-Old's Nervous System

Six-year-old Alex McShane of Phoenixville, Pa. lost the use of his right arm six months ago. But thanks to an experimental surgical procedure that effectively rewired the nerves in his arm, the paralysis may be reversible. During a five-hour surgery Tuesday morning, doctors harvested functioning nerve tissue from Alex's leg and used it as a graft to reroute a nerve in his shoulder to instead control his right arm. If his recovery goes as planned, Alex will be able to "bend his arm with a...Full Story
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