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Nerve Regeneration Research and Therapy May Get Boost From New Discovery
March 22, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.A new mechanism for guiding the growth of nerves that involves cell death machinery has been found by scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno, that may bring advances in neurological medicine and research. The team obtained the evidence through studies of fruit flies and reported their discovery in an article published in the prestigious science publication Cell Reports.Full Story
University of Nevada, Reno
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