Professor George Bittner of the University of Texas at Austin (Photo: UT)
U.S. researchers have developed a nonsurgical technique to repair severed nerves in minutes instead of months (Image: Shutterstock)
Professor George Bittner and his colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin Center for Neuroscience have developed a simple and inexpensive procedure to quickly repair severed peripheral nerves. The team took advantage of a mechanism similar to that which permits many invertebrates to regenerate and repair nerve damage. The new procedure, based on timely application of common chemicals to the severed nerve ends, could help patients to recover nearly full function in days or weeks.
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