A team of researchers has provided one more glimmer of hope to people suffering from spinal cord injuries and other crippling neurological diseases. Scientists stress that regenerating damaged nerves remains one of medicine’s biggest challenges. New compounds, however, might be part of the solution to someday find a cure, says Dr. Ronald Schnaar, lead investigator in the study conducted at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In particular, Schnaar realized that under laboratory conditions, newly discovered enzymes and antibodies helped dissected rats’ nerves grow back. More here.

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