cell bridge

cell bridge

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They say that regeneration required two other treatments at the same time: placing a cell bridge in the spinal cord injury site to support axon growth, and a "conditioning" stimulus to the injured neuron that turned on regeneration genes for new growth.
The research team was encouraged when they found that EG can also usher long nerve fiber growth into surviving spinal cord regions beyond the end of a Schwann cell bridge. Six weeks after grafting, they traced axons growing through, and far beyond the end of the Schwann cell bridges.