He was confined to a wheelchair and required a portable ventilator until his death nine years later.Now, scientists at the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Neuroregeneration say they have pinpointed 'key molecules' that prompt damaged nerve fibres in zebrafish spinal cords to regenerate themselves.
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. 1979, 1986 © Harper Collins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source spinal cord n.The thick, whitish cord of nerve tissue that extends from the medulla oblongata down through the spinal column and from which the spinal nerves branch off to various parts of the body.Understanding these signals could hold clues for therapies to help heal the spinal cord after injury.High profile victims of such tragic accidents include the late Superman actor Christopher Reeve, who became a quadriplegic after being thrown from a horse during an equestrian competition in Virginia in 1995.In both sexes limited to no sensation below the level of injury is common.
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