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I suppose we could file this in the “now you tell me” department. A team from UCLA, led by Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, Ph.D., reported this week that animals that exercise are better protected against central nervous system trauma than animals that are not active. Read More
An interesting journal article
came out a week or so ago about the regenerative power of a growth-promoting molecule called sonic hedgehog, shh for short. And yes, it was named for the classic Sega video game featuring the spiky blue Sonic running and jumping, collecting rings and forming into a ball to destroy the enemies. Read More
Here’s as look at research that targets chronic spinal cord injury: Recovery from chronic spinal cord contusion after Nogo receptor intervention
, supported in part by the Reeve Foundation, from the Stephen Strittmatter lab at Yale.
Spinal cord injured animals recovered function with a treatment that didn’t start until two or three months after injury. In a mouse, that’s considered chronic. Indeed, in humans, 60 to 90 days is close to being chronic. Read More