Spinal injury regeneration hope
" We are very hopeful that at last we may be able to offer paralysed patients a treatment to improve their condition "
- Professor James Fawcett
Cambridge - Scientists believe they are close to a significant breakthrough in the treatment of spinal injuries.
The University of Cambridge team is developing a treatment which could potentially allow damaged nerve fibres to regenerate within the spinal cord.
It may also encourage the remaining undamaged nerve fibres to work more effectively.