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Growth Factor Therapy Alters Cells that Prevent Spinal Cord Repair

Published: October 18, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Scientists at The Ohio State University College of Medicine have discovered that cells in the spinal cord that prevent regeneration after a spinal cord injury (SCI) can be manipulated, through gene therapy, to become increasingly supportive of repair.

​The study, published yesterday (10/18) in the Journal of Neuroscience, shows that treating an injured adult spinal cord, by genetic delivery of a high-level growth factor found in the developing brain, can change the behavior of glial scar cells called astrocytes.

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