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German scientists gives a new life to a paralysed mice

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Stock number 004807, B6;129-Psen1 Tg(APPSwe,tauP301L)1Lfa/Mmjax, white-bellied agouti laboratory mouse against a white background. These 3xTg-AD mice (formerly JAX Stock No. 004807) are useful when studying plaque and tangle pathology associated with synaptic dysfunction and Alzheimer's disease. This strain is now distributed by the Mutant Mouse Regional Resource Center (MMRRC).

German scientists gives a new life to a paralysed mise after a treatment of 2 weeks. The mice had several injuries and was not able to walk at all but the german scientists made it happen.

German researchers have enabled mice paralysed after spinal cord injuries to walk again, re-establishing a neural link hitherto considered irreparable in mammals by using a designer protein injected into the brain.

German scientists

They said that the Spinal cord injuries are mostly seen in humans and it happens because of any accident caused by sports or traffic, later on it makes their body paralysed because not all of the nerve fibers that carry information between muscles and the brain are able to grow back.

“The special thing about our study is that the protein is not only used to stimulate those nerve cells that produce it themselves, but that it is also carried further [through the brain],” the team’s head Dietmar Fischer told Reuters in an interview.

German scientists

“In this way, with a relatively small intervention, we stimulate a very large number of nerves to regenerate and that is ultimately the reason why the mice can walk again.”

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