Breakthrough on Spinal Scar Tissue

Vogel, Abby J.
January 2010
PN;Jan2010, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p26
Trade Publication
The article reports on the research to improve version of an enzyme that removes dense spinal scar tissue when the central nervous system (CNS) is damaged in the U.S. The researchers found that by digesting the tissue that blocks regrowth of damaged nerves, the improved enzyme and the new system could facilitate spinal cord regeneration and recovery from CNS injuries. They also reveal that enzyme's activity was stabilized at internal body temperature up to four weeks during in-vitro tests.


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