Neurologist Dr. Peter Kossmehl explains how paraplegics can regain self-sufficiency and mobility, what causes paraplegia and discusses the latest therapy methods being developed.
The zebrafish is known for its spectacular abilities to regenerate, including being able to repair its own spinal cord. Scientists are looking at one protein in particular that could help reverse paralysis in humans.
Neurologist Dr. Peter Kossmehl explains that the aim of treatment is to improve self-sufficiency and mobility. An exoskeleton can help. He’s also hoping a new medication to help repair nerve tissue will prove successful.
Molecular biologist Frank Bradke is one of 10 academics who will receive the prestigious German award in March. His research found that certain cancer drugs were able to rebuild damaged nerve cells.
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