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    Unexpected cell repairs the injured spinal cord

    Unexpected cell repairs the injured spinal cord
    Published: Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 14:34 in Health & Medicine

    Lesions to the brain or spinal cord rarely heal fully, which leads to permanent functional impairment. After injury to the central nervous system (CNS), neurons are lost and largely replaced by a scar often referred to as the glial scar based on its abundance of supporting glial cells. Although this process has been known to science for over a century, the function of the scar tissue has long been disputed. However, there are indications that it stabilizes the tissue and that it inhibits the re-growth of damaged nerve fibres. continue...
    Last edited by manouli; 07-07-2011 at 10:44 PM.

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