When the spinal cord is injured, the damaged nerve fibers -- called axons -- are normally incapable of regrowth, leading to permanent loss of function. Considerable research has been done to find ways to promote the regeneration of axons following injury. Results of a study performed in mice and published in Cell Metabolism suggests that increasing energy supply within these injured spinal cord nerves could help promote axon regrowth and restore some motor functions.
Boosting energy levels within damaged nerves may help them heal
- 3. 3 2020 (06:00)