Regenerative medicine offers hope in spinal cord injury

<p>Spinal cord injury (SCI) can be a catastrophic event for the individual. Traditionally, such injuries were viewed as permanent, irreversible neurological dysfunction, but over time research has shown some neuroplastic capability of the injured adult mammalian spinal cord. However, spontaneous functional recovery post-SCI is very modest.<br /> The peripheral nervous system (PNS), in contrast, is more robust in its capacity to…</p>