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Manipulating A Single Gene Dramatically Improves Regeneration In Adult Neurons: Finding May Lead To New Approaches For Treating Brain And Spinal Cord

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July 2, 2001
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Increasing the expression of a single gene that is important during development dramatically improves the ability of adult neurons to regenerate, a new study shows. The finding suggests that intrinsic properties of neurons play an important role in controlling neuronal regeneration and may lead to new approaches for treating damage from stroke, spinal cord injury, and other neurological conditions.

Increasing the expression of a single gene that is important during development dramatically improves the ability of adult neurons to regenerate, a new study shows. The finding suggests that intrinsic properties of neurons play an important role in controlling neuronal regeneration and may lead to new approaches for treating damage from stroke, spinal cord injury, and other neurological conditions.


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NIH/National Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke. (2001, July 2). Manipulating A Single Gene Dramatically Improves Regeneration In Adult Neurons: Finding May Lead To New Approaches For Treating Brain And Spinal Cord. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 24, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/07/010702084939.htm
NIH/National Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke. "Manipulating A Single Gene Dramatically Improves Regeneration In Adult Neurons: Finding May Lead To New Approaches For Treating Brain And Spinal Cord." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/07/010702084939.htm (accessed April 24, 2014).

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