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Scientists make rats' torn nerves regenerate

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 22 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:204
  1. Abi Berger
  1. BMJ

    When peripheral nerves are ripped from the spinal cord—for example, as a result of a motorcycle accident—there is rarely anything that can be done to get them to reconnect or to restore useful function. Motorcyclists commonly receive brachial avulsion injuries that leave them permanently paralysed without feeling neuropathic pain.

    Now scientists in London have devised a way of repairing …

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