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Chocolate and strapping helps rat walk again after spinal cord injury

by | 2nd, June 2012

WHAT you’re looking at is a rat experiencing “100 per cent recuperation” having had its back broken and then repaired with a treatment which helps grow new nerves.

The treatment involves chemicals, electricity and placing the broken rats in a special harness and encouaging them to make towards a piece of Swiss chocolate *. The movement “tricks” the body into repairing itself.

Chocolate can do that.

* The treatment was begun at the University of Zurich. It has not been tested with Belgian chocolate, nor strapping British rats to a lard-based treat or kebab.


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