one step closer to repair

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one step closer to repair

Postby scorpion » Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:54 am

August 26, 2009

Now, also moving one step closer to developing a possible therapy for repairing spinal cord injuries, scientists at the University of California San Diego say they have successfully guided regenerating nerve axons to cell targets, where they re-establish connections essential to any recovery.

“With this advance, we've shown it's possible to direct an axon to find the correct target from among potentially millions of incorrect ones in the spine and brain and make the right connection,” said Dr. Mark Tuszynski, a professor of neurosciences and part of a research team from UCSD, the San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center and UCLA.
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Postby indigoinmotion » Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:51 am

This seems like such an exciting area of research! Thanks for posting!!
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