Compound shows 'extraordinary' promise in restoring muscle function after spinal cord injury

December 3, 2014 5:39 PM

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Compound shows 'extraordinary' promise in restoring muscle function after spinal cord injury

Scientists have developed a new chemical compound that they say shows extraordinary promise in restoring muscle function in spinal cord injury patients.

The study, partly funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and published in the journal Nature, used the compound intracellular sigma peptide (ISP), which was developed by Case Western Reserve scientists. It was used in 26 rats with severe spinal cord injury, and researchers recorded that t...

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