Nov 18, 2016

Breakthrough Drug Discovery Could Let Scientists Repair Nerve Damage

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

In Brief:

  • A drug already in use to treat chronic diseases like Multiple Sclerosis has been discovered to also effectively restore nerve function.
  • The Department of Defense also has shown confidence in the drug by giving a million dollars to help fund research.

A new study led by the University of Rochester Medical Center suggests that a currently available drug may have properties that allow it to be used for the treatment of traumatic nerve injuries sustained in car accidents, sports injuries, or in combat.

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