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Healing Spinal Cord Injuries

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    Affiliation: Freelance Science Writer, Fairfield, California, United States of America

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  • Published: June 22, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000400

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neuronal repair

Posted by jedsrose on 23 Jun 2010 at 09:40 GMT

Soon after their spinal cord injuries, NCS1-transduced rats were quite clumsy at navigating the grid with their affected limbs. But within 21 days, they were as surefooted as uninjured rats. I assume that an experimental group, without NCS1 over expression, continue with the display of clumsy navigation on the grid after 21 days. Nice article. I hope will lead to quick medical use of this finding.

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RE: neuronal repair

RobinM replied to jedsrose on 23 Jun 2010 at 19:05 GMT

Yes, you are right that the control group was still clumsy at 21 days. And I second your hope for a quick medical application!

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