NIH Grant Supports ALS Trial Into Brain Signals Controlling Movement

NIH Grant Supports ALS Trial Into Brain Signals Controlling Movement

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NIH Grant Supports ALS Trial Into Brain Signals Controlling Movement

A five-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant worth $2.4 million will support an Emory University researcher’s use of artificial intelligence (AI) to accurately and quickly — in real time — decode the electrical signals sent by the brain to control movement. Its ultimate goal is to find ways to “reconnect” the brains and bodies of people with paralysis due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), strokes, or spinal cord injuries, and a clinical trial is planned in…

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