Saturday, 14 June 2014

With the right rehabilitation, paralyzed rats learn to grip again

Date:
June 12, 2014

Source:
University of Zurich

Summary:
After a large stroke, motor skills barely improve, even with rehabilitation. An experiment conducted on rats demonstrates that a course of therapy combining the stimulation of nerve fiber growth with drugs and motor training can be successful. The key, however, is the correct sequence: Paralyzed animals only make an almost complete recovery if the training is delayed until after the growth promoting drugs have been administered.


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