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Tube ‘could repair’ spinal injuries

Published: August 11, 2001

_1513760_rat_in_jar300Doctors trying to find a way to repair devastating spinal injuries have used a plastic tube implant to restore some movement in rats.

However, experts say this is simply a step forward in the search for a “cure” which may be some years away.

The simple, tiny tube may act as a “bridge” which allows regrowing nerve cells to stretch across the gap left by an injury, and hopefully make connections on the other side.