Scientists show rats with spinal cord injuries can re-learn hand movements after a gene therapy treatment

Researchers have made a breakthrough that offers hope to people with spinal injuries.

Scientists at King's College London have shown that rats with spinal cord injuries can re-learn hand movements, after being treated with a gene therapy.

Researchers tested the new therapy for regenerating damaged tissue in the spinal cord.

This could be switched on and off using an antibiotic.