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Study shows hope for regrowing nerves after spinal injuries

It's always an appropriate time to talk about life-changing advances in medicine, like this update from scientists who state that they've found a way to regrow nerves in rats with spinal cord injuries.

While rats aren't human by any means, this is an amazing step forward for people waiting for life-changing spinal cord treatment options. The new treatment, called "hydrogel," was used to create rat nerve cells in a cell-culture dish. The substance activates a molecule called Epac2, which is known to help with nerve growth in embryos.

After showing that the Epac2 could be activated, the hydrogel was injected into the rats. The rats saw a significant improvement and were able to walk much better than prior to treatment. Damaged nerves in the region were also able to regrow more successfully after the Epac2 was activated since it makes the area less inhibitory.

This is just one amazing experiment that could mean big changes for people with spinal injuries in the future. Of course, it's still early in the study, so it could be many years before any kind of treatment is available. Still, it is essential to follow this kind of news. As a patient who may want to try treatments like this in the future, you want to do all you can to get a fair settlement that would financially allow you to reach out for the latest treatment options.

If you're hurt now, know that you do have a right to look into your legal options. You may be able to hold those responsible for your injuries accountable, so you can seek fair compensation.

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