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New Findings Could Lead to Spinal Cord Repair

Individuals who are paralyzed due to spinal cord injury have little hope of being able to walk again.  Two new studies, however, raise hopes that it may some day be possible to restore movement by coaxing the regeneration of nerves within the central nervous system.   In the first study, British and German researchers identified a chemical mechanism by which they were able to stimulate the re-growth of damaged nerve fibers in the central nervous system, or CNS, of mice. ...

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