Self-mending fish guides spinal injury research
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Self-mending fish guides spinal injury research

The spinal blueprint of a tiny tropical fish may offer new ways to treat spinal cord injuries.As a young physiotherapist in the 1990s helping people, often her own age, grapple with the reality of spinal cord injury, Yona Goldshmit became increasingly determined to find better treatments for a condition that is currently irreversible. At the time, she was working in the head trauma and spinal injury unit of Israel’s Loewenstein Hospital Rehabilitation Center. Over three years the sobering aftermath of spinal cord injury revealed itself in the medical complications her patients faced – phantom pains in legs that no longer functioned, osteoporosis, infections and ulcers – all leading to a future of repeated readmission to hospital. Most of her patients were young victims of military training or car accidents

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Self-mending fish guides spinal injury research