Peptide reactivated paralyzed muscles in 80% of trialled animals

December 4, 2014 8:02 AM

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Peptide reactivated paralyzed muscles in 80% of trialled animals

An international team of scientists were involved in the research, during which 21 of 26 animals with spinal cord injuries regained the ability to urinate or move, or both, following treatment with intracellular sigma peptide (ISP).

Lyn Jakeman, PhD, a program director at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Bethesda, MD, explains that there are currently no drug therapies available "that improve the very limited recovery from spinal cord injuries that patients experience."

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