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Scientists have figured out how to make nerve fibres repair themselves

Sunday, October 16, 2016 16:42
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David Nield writes,

Scientists have figured out how to make nerve fibres repair themselves in mice, having identified a gene that inhibits fibre regrowth when nerve connections become damaged.

This gene, called Cacna2d2, acts as 'molecular brake', but now that we know how to turn the brake off, it could help us to develop treatments for conditions like paralysis and other spinal cord injuries.

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h/t Instapundit

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