Unexpected cell repairs the injured spinal cord

Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 14:30 in Health & Medicine

A new study has revealed how scar tissue is formed after damage to the central nervous system. For more than a century, scientists thought that glial cells were responsible for scar formation. Now, however, researchers have discovered that spinal cord scar tissue largely derives from a completely unexpected type of cell called a pericyte, opening new opportunities for the treatment of damaged nerve tissue.

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