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Natural Immune Response Reduces Nerve Damage; May Lead To Improved Treatment For Spinal Cord Injury

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May 31, 2001
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Society For Neuroscience
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In a series of animal experiments, scientists show for the first time that damage to the central nervous system causes the body to mount an immune reaction against itself that actually protects neurons from further damage.

In a series of animal experiments, scientists show for the first time that damage to the central nervous system causes the body to mount an immune reaction against itself that actually protects neurons from further damage. The findings may lead to a vaccine to improve functional recovery following spinal cord injury.


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Society For Neuroscience. "Natural Immune Response Reduces Nerve Damage; May Lead To Improved Treatment For Spinal Cord Injury." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 31 May 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/05/010529233153.htm>.
Society For Neuroscience. (2001, May 31). Natural Immune Response Reduces Nerve Damage; May Lead To Improved Treatment For Spinal Cord Injury. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/05/010529233153.htm
Society For Neuroscience. "Natural Immune Response Reduces Nerve Damage; May Lead To Improved Treatment For Spinal Cord Injury." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/05/010529233153.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

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