21 February 2007

Getting your back back

It seems that — after all of the debate — your spine can repair itself, a discovery which “establishes a new doctrine for regenerative neuroscience” according to Vassilis Koliatsos, associate professor of neuropathology at Johns Hopkins University.

Some of the transplants changed form as well as replicating, lending new hope to the concept of providing medical treatments which address spinal damage.

“We’re still in the proof of concept stage, but we’re making progress and we’re encouraged.” quoth the scientists.

It’ll be interesting to see what happens when this comes to conclusions and the results get handed out to Joe Random Genius for further development.

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