Damage to the spinal cord rarely heals because the injured nerve cells fail to regenerate. The regrowth of their long nerve fibers is hindered by scar tissue and molecular processes inside the nerves. Scientists in now report that help might be on the way from an unexpected quarter.
Damage to the spinal cord rarely heals. This is because of the nature of the nerve tissues involved and the fact that nerve fibers are hindered from regeneration by scar tissue and other factors. This may be a breakthrough in the treatment of spinal trauma.