Are We Close To Repairing Spinal Cord Injuries?

Certain injuries we are able to fix, and some we simply don't have the technology to fix. One of the more common unfixable injuries involve spinal cords, but Trace explains how science might be close to finding a way to repair nerves in the spine! Read More: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine "Tissue engineering evolved from the field of biomaterials development and refers to the practice of combining scaffolds, cells, and biologically active molecules into functional tissues." Tissue Repair: Regeneration & Healing New Discovery Gives Hope That Nerves Could Be Repaired After Spinal Cord Injury "A new discovery suggests it could one day be possible to chemically reprogram and repair damaged nerves after spinal cord injury or brain trauma." Gene Therapy Improves Limb Function Following Spinal Cord Injury "Delivering a single injection of a scar-busting gene therapy to the spinal cord of rats following injury promotes the survival of nerve cells and improves hind limb function within weeks, according to a study published April 2 in The Journal of Neuroscience." Watch More: Can Gene Therapy Cure Blindness? TestTube Wild Card Why Can't We Regrow Teeth? ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube Subscribe now! DNews on Twitter Anthony Carboni on Twitter Laci Green on Twitter Trace Dominguez on Twitter DNews on Facebook DNews on Google+ Discovery News Download the TestTube App:

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