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A Novel Drug Strategy Reverses Paralysis in Mice

The unusual therapy, injected into the spines of mice, regenerated neurons and enabled the animals within a month to walk

For generations researchers have strived to find cures for people living with paralysis. Now a new approach relying on nanofibers that act like the body's extracellular matrix--an intricate network composed of an array of multidomain macromolecules organized in a cell/tissue manner--has succeeded in getting paralyzed mice back on their feet again. 

The findings were published Nov. 11 in the journal, Science. Researchers who developed this therapy are hoping to begin testing it on humans next. 

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