Scoliosis Linked to Disruptions in Spinal Fluid Flow

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 12:31 in Health & Medicine

A new study in zebrafish suggests that irregular fluid flow through the spinal column brought on by gene mutations is linked to a type of scoliosis that can affect humans during adolescence. Found in humans and zebrafish, these mutated genes damage the cilia--tiny hair-like projections that line the spinal canal and help move the fluid -- and lead to a curvature of the spine.

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