New Drug Could Heal Spinal Cord Injuries

December 4, 2014 1:59 PM

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A new drug could heal spinal cord injuries by encouraging nerves to grow and repair injuries in the spinal cord. This could help people that are paralyzed regain their movements and maybe even walk again.

Scientists from the Case Western Reserve have created a new chemical substance that shows astonishing promise in helping restore the functions of spinal cord lost due to injuries. The new compound called by scientists intracellular sigma peptide or ISP, enabled muscles that are paralyzed to activate...

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