Japanese team’s antibody treatment returns 80% of finger function to paralyzed monkeys
⦁ Jan 5, 2018
⦁ KYOTO – A joint research team formed by Kyoto University and Osaka University has succeeded in repairing finger function in monkeys with spinal cord injuries by using an antibody to thwart a protein that blocks neural regeneration.
⦁ Details of the findings made by the team, which includes Kyoto University researcher Hiroshi Nakagawa, were published online by the British journal Cerebral Cortex on Friday.
⦁ The success precedes a clinical trial of the treatment that might be launched for spinal injury patients this year by a group led by Osaka University and Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp., sources said.