Tag: "paraplegia" at medical news
Researchers Splice Severed Spinal Cords
...plan toconduct clinical trials in natural cases of paraplegia
in dogs early in 1999,but human clinical trials are at least two years away. The isolated spinal cords remain viable for about 36 hours after removal.Borgens says the results of studies in live animals will shed more light on howpermanent the new...
Understanding nerve degeneration in spastic paraplegia
Hereditary spastic paraplegia
(HSP) encompasses a group of neurodegenerative diseases characterized by progressive weakness, spasticity, and diverse patterns of inheritance, which is caused by degeneration of nerve axons. Elena Rugarli and colleagues from the Telethon Institute o...