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Gene therapy reverses rat’s paralysis at King’s College London

Researchers at King’s have shown that rats with spinal cord injuries can re-learn skilled hand movements after being treated with a gene therapy that could be switched on and off using a common antibiotic. Researchers at King’s College London and … Continue reading

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Regulateable Chondroitinase ABC gene therapy as a treatment for spinal cord injury

Following spinal cord injury the extracellular matrix undergoes significant remodeling. Scar formation is associated with upregulation of molecules known to be inhibitory to neural plasticity and recovery of function, including chondroitin sulphate proteoglycans (CSPGs). Enzymatic removal of CSPG glycosaminoglycan chains … Continue reading

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