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First Oral Drug for Spinal Cord Injury Improves Movement in Mice, Study Shows

Published: January 8, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An experimental oral drug given to mice after a spinal cord injury was effective at improving limb movement after the injury, a new study shows.

The compound efficiently crossed the blood-brain barrier, did not increase pain and showed no toxic effects to the animals.

“This is a first to have a drug that can be taken orally to produce functional improvement with no toxicity in a rodent model,” said Sung Ok Yoon, associate professor of molecular & cellular biochemistry at Ohio State University and lead author of the study. “So far, in the spinal cord injury field with rodent models, effective treatments have included more than one therapy, often involving invasive means. Here, with a single agent, we were able to obtain functional improvement.”

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