Posts Tagged "Nerves"

New Procedure Repairs Severed Nerves in Minutes, Restoring Limb Use in Days or Weeks

Posted on Feb 24, 2012 in News

American scientists believe a new procedure to repair severed nerves could result in patients recovering in days or weeks, rather than months or years. The team used a cellular mechanism similar to that used by many invertebrates to repair damage to nerve axons. Their results were recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience Research. “We have developed a procedure which can repair severed nerves within minutes so that the behavior they control can be partially restored within days and often largely restored within two to four weeks,” said Professor George Bittner from the...

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