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Spinal Cord Injury and Nerve Regeneration

Posted on January 21, 2019

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine discovered a way to improve an injured neuron’s ability to regenerate, potentially helping those suffering from brain and spinal cord injuries.

In the 2018 study, the researchers used a laser to injure neurons with different levels of sugars covering their proteins, according to the article. Some neurons had an abundance of sugars and others had none. When the levels of sugar were changed, the neurons were better able to regenerate due to an increased metabolism, the researchers found.

The report on the study noted that it has implications for managing brain and spinal cord injuries, as researchers can search for other genes or drugs that act on metabolism to ultimately enhance regeneration and recovery.

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