TITLE

Breakthrough on Spinal Scar Tissue

AUTHOR(S)
Vogel, Abby J.
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
PN;Jan2010, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
45660020

 

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