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Method To Repair Damaged Adult Nerves Discovered

December 11th, 2009 12:25 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “Researchers have discovered a promising method to regrow damaged nerves in adults. Brain and spinal-cord injuries typically leave people with permanent impairment because the injured nerve fibers (axons) cannot regrow. A study from Harvard and Carleton University, published in the December 10 issue of the journal Neuron, shows that axons can regenerate vigorously in a mouse model when a gene that suppresses natural growth factors is deleted. Here is the journal article (subscription required to view more than the abstract).”

Source: Method To Repair Damaged Adult Nerves Discovered

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