January 25, 2006
Brain researchers may have found a way to make stroke-damaged nerve cells re-grow.
They used an immune-system protein antibody to stop Nogo-A from binding to receptors on nerve cells. Without the inhibitory affect of Nogo-A, the injured nerve cells were able to re-grow, restoring lost movement to the front paws of the rats.
Neurologist Wendy Kartje from the Hines Veterans Administration Hospital in Illinois and her team was… read more