Does Artemin work on spinal cord injuries and is it available?

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Offline thedoc

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david asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hi I had a spinal cord injury.I was curios is this drug called artemin available now,or is there some kind of trial for it?

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 07/08/2015 22:50:01 by _system »

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Artemin showed some promising results.....on rats.


"Given its ability to promote targeted functional regeneration to the brainstem, ARTN may represent a promising therapy for restoring sensory function after spinal cord injury." (1.)

So maybe if it works on humans and maybe it might restore sensation .....someday.

Sorry I don't have better news.



(1.) http://www.pnas.org/content/112/19/6170.abstract
« Last Edit: 08/08/2015 06:49:30 by Pecos_Bill »