Research Suggests New Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries

Posted on Sep 25, 2007
A study out of The Medical University of South Carolina found that the drug atorvastatin, commonly known as Lipitor, helped animal models with hind-limb paralysis show significant functional recovery and less secondary tissue damage. The study is viewed as extremely valuable in efforts to preserve human neurological function and walking following spinal cord injuries. The study was published in the April 2007 issue of the Journal of Neurochemistry (101, 182-200).

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