Genetic treatment may give hope for brain and spinal cord injuries
As a Georgia attorney representing people with spinal cord and brain injuries, I am always alert to new treatments that offer hope for a better life for them.
New animal studies at Children’s Hospital of Boston showed the suppression of the SOCS3 gene, an inhibitor of a growth pathway called mTOR — resulted in vigorous growth of axons and reactivation of nerve pathways.
Limited studies with mice are a long way from clinical treatment of humans, but it sounds promising.
Ken Shigley, an Atlanta attorney, is a national board member of the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group. His practice focuses on representing people who are catastrophically injured, and families of those killed, primarily in commercial trucking and bus accidents. Mr. Shigley also has extensive experience representing parties in products liability, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, brain injury, spinal cord injury and burn injury cases. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, has been listed as a "Super Lawyer" (Atlanta Magazine), among the "Legal Elite" (Georgia Trend Magazine), and in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (Martindale). Currently he is treasurer, and unopposed as a candidate for president-elect, of the 41,000 member State Bar of Georgia.
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