New drug restores breathing after spinal cord injury

Patients with high-level spinal cord injuries may face the inability to control their breathing. These patients often require artificial ventilation for the rest of their lives. Researchers have recently tested a substance called Hydrogel. The Hydrogel can deliver a neuron-protecting agent at the site of injury, which can restore independent breathing. This could lead to new treatments in the future for patients suffering from respiratory issues.

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New drug restores breathing after spinal cord injury