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Spinal injuries impact gut microbiome

Using mice models of spinal cord injury, scientists from Ohio USA determined whether gut bacteria dysbiosis – or, functional interruption – affects the recovery of neurological function in patients after a traumatic spinal cord injury. The researchers studied changes in the mice’s…

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Pleiotrophin treatment stimulates neuron growth in the adult CNS

Chondroitin sulfate (CS) glycosaminoglycans inhibit regeneration in the adult central nervous system (CNS). Finnish researchers have reported that HB-GAM (heparin-binding growth-associated molecule; also known as pleiotrophin), reverses the role of the CS chains, switching it from inhibiting growth to  activating the…

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Vitamin D eases depression and fatigue in SCI patients

For patients with spinal cord injury who have insufficient levels of vitamin D, supplements can improve symptoms of depression and fatigue, report investigators from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. And in these patients, pain severity scores were significantly better with…

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