Team Discovers Molecular “Missing Link” Driving Nerve Cell Regrowth

<P>By Jonathan H. Zippin, David R. Huron, Margarita Kamenetsky and Ulrich Hengst, November 10, 2006 (, Weill Cornell Medical College)- An enzyme called sAC helps spur the growth of nerve endings in the developing embryo, and might also be used to someday regrow these "axons" in adults paralyzed by spinal cord injury.</P> <P>The discovery, by a team of researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, is reported in last month’s issue of Nature Neuroscience…</P>