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Spinal Cord Injury and Nerve Regeneration
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.
you or a loved one have suffered a brain or spinal cord injury in
Philadelphia that you believe may have been the result of negligence,
it’s good to consult an attorney experienced in spinal cord injuries. If you would like to discuss your unique situation and legal options with Duffy + Fulginiti, contact us anytime.