Nanotechnology: an 'EpiPen' for spinal cord injuries -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Nanotechnology: an 'EpiPen' for spinal cord injuries

15.07.2019

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A spinal cord injury breaks the blood-brain barrier, letting in overzealous immune cells that create too much inflammation for the delicate neural tissues in the spine. This can cause scarring and paralysis.

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