NEURAL REPAIR : NEW HOPES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

In the past fifty years, medicine made impressive progress in the repair of nerves of the PNS. However, no achievement so far could restore damages in the CNS. Recent discoveries may change this scenario and shed new light on the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and injuries in the spinal cord. Human Nervous System The human nervous system is composed of a Central Nervous System (CNS) and a Peripheral Nervous System (PNS). The spinal cord and brain compose the CNS, whereas the PNS is basically consisting of nerves. Nerves are similar to an electrical wiring that transmits information between the brain…

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