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Spinal cord treatment offers hope

Published: November 18, 2011

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researchers have developed a promising new treatment for spinal cord injury in animals, which could eventually prevent paralysis in thousands of people worldwide every year.

Dr Ben Goss, from the Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) at QUT, is part of a research team investigating how to prevent the spinal cord from degenerating after an injury.

“The initial injury to the spinal cord is much like a bruise,” he said.

“However, unlike ordinary bruises the spinal cord has a persistent inflammatory response that leads to further damage.

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