Technique to promote nerve regeneration after spinal cord injury restores bladder function in rats

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 10:00 in Health & Medicine

Using a novel technique to promote the regeneration of nerve cells across the site of severe spinal cord injury, researchers have restored bladder function in paralyzed adult rats, according to a new study. The findings may guide future efforts to restore other functions lost after spinal cord injury. It also raises hope that similar strategies could one day be used to restore bladder function in people with severe spinal cord injuries.

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