New Drug Sparks Nerve Growth, Repairs Spinal Cord Injury

December 4, 2014 3:17 PM

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A team of researchers have developed a new drug, which has helped improved the degree of movement in patients suffering from spinal cord injury in mice, which were used as the test subject. Further tests have also revealed that this drug was also fully capable of restoring bladder function.

“This recovery is unprecedented,” comments Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine neuroscience professor Jerry Silver. The lead study author continues, “Each of the 21 animals got something back in terms of function. For any spinal cord-injured patient today, it would be considered extra...

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