New drug for spinal cord damage is tested in dogs

01/19/2012 | ScienceDaily

A drug that mitigates spinal cord damage after physical injury is being tested on dogs with short legs and long torsos, such as dachshunds. The dogs in the study, often paralyzed from the waist down, will be injected with the drug, which has already been successful in mice, and monitored for progress. Researchers hope the drug may one day help humans suffering from spinal cord damage.

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