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Salamander gene partnerships could help spinal cord regeneration

Published: March 6, 2019

Gene partnerships found in salamander could give insights into how spinal cord injuries and neurodegenerative conditions could be better treated.

Scientists have identified certain gene partnerships that promote the regeneration of spinal cords.

Researchers at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) investigated genetic relationships between gene partners in axolotl salamander that allow the neural tube and nerve fibres to functionally regenerate after spinal cord damage.