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New approach to spinal cord and brain injury research

Wednesday, July 15, 2015  
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Many an injury will heal, but the damaged spinal cord is notoriously recalcitrant. There's new hope on the horizon, though. A team of researchers led by the University of South Carolina's Jeff Twiss just reported an innate repair mechanism in central nervous system axons that might be harnessed to regenerate nerves after brain or spinal cord injuries.  Twiss, a professor of biological sciences and the endowed SmartState chair of the Center for Childhood Neurotherapeutics, and graduate student Ashley Kalinski are building on breakthroughs that they and others have reported on nerve regeneration over the past several years. In a paper just published in the Journal of Neuroscience, they bridge a chasm in the "recovery gap" between the  and the central.  Click here to read more.....

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