Study Holds New Promise for Patients Recovering from Spinal Injuries

Spinal cord damage blocks the routes the brain uses to send messages to the nerve cells that control walking. For years, doctors believed that the only way injured patients could walk again was to regrow the long nerve highways that link the brain and base of the spinal cord. Now, for the first time, a UCLA study shows that the central nervous system can reorganise itself and follow new pathways to restore the cellular communication required for movement

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