New technique for stretching axonal connections may lead to new treatment for spinal cord injury

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School have developed a technique for stretching axonal connections between neurons, forming an elongated nerve network that may be implanted to bridge damaged nerve tissue. While the study is a very early effort with lab rats, the researchers hope it will lead to treatment for human spinal cord injury.

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