Drug Can Repair Spinal Cord Injuries, Study Shows

Drug Can Repair Spinal Cord Injuries, Study Shows

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(BBC) – A drug that can encourage nerves in the spinal cord to grow and repair injuries has been developed by scientists at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, in Ohio.

The study on rats, published in the journal Nature, showed some degree of movement and bladder control could be restored.

“It was amazing – the axons (part of the nerve) kept growing and growing,” said lead researcher Prof Jerry Silver.

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