Solution for Damaged Spines: New Drug Reactivates Paralyzed Muscles

December 4, 2014 11:17 AM

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A study conducted by an international team of scientists may have found the solution for damaged spines: a chemical compound they have been developing reactivated paralyzed muscles when administered to trial animals. A staggering 80 percent of the affected animals experienced benefits after being administered the substance.

This new substance acts on nerve cells that have been cut, causing new connection to bridge the break. Scientists administered the compound to 26 animals. Out of the 26 laboratory animals, 21 showed significant improvement: they recovered the ability to move and urinate following the administration ...

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