Blocking protein could help treat spinal cord injuries

Australian scientists have discovered improvements in balance and coordination of models with spinal injuries by blocking a certain protein.

Researchers have shown that by blocking protein EphA4, the balance and limb coordination of models with spinal injuries could be improved.

Further studies have shown that after a spinal cord injury, the production of the EphA4 protein is increased and this protein acts to stop severed nerve endings from regrowing through the injury site.

Read more at The University of Queensland