Monthly Archives: November 2009

Spinal cord injury may be helped by new drug

Spinal cord injury can be utterly devastating. Researchers at Purdue University are working on an experimental drug that might restore the function of nerves damaged in spinal cord injuries by preventing short circuits caused when tiny "potassium channels" in the fibers are exposed.
The experimental compound, 4-aminopyridine-3-methyl hydroxide, has been shown to restore function to damaged … Continue Reading