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Nerve-growth compound for Parkinson’s treatment

A new biomaterial has been shown to encourage regrowth of damaged nerve cells in the brain and spinal chord. Xyloglucan is a compound derived from the seeds of the tamarind tree and plays an important role in linking cells together.

The compound could help to revolutionise treatments for nerve-based injuries and diseases such as Parkinson’s.

Read more at Monash University

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