Scoliosis linked to disruptions in spinal fluid flow

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 11:50 in Health & Medicine

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, a new study in zebrafish suggests. Also found in people, these genes damage the hair-like projections called motile cilia that move fluid through the spinal canal and lead to a curvature of the spine.

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