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UCLA looks at Ambroxol to enhanced CNS repair

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  • UCLA looks at Ambroxol to enhanced CNS repair

    Whether or not nerve cells are able to regrow after injury depends on their location in the body. Injured nerve cells in the peripheral nervous system, such as those in the arms and legs, can recover and regrow, at least to some extent. But nerve cells in the central nervous system in the brain and spinal cord can't recover at all.

    A UCLA-led collaboration has identified a specific network of genes and a pattern of gene expression mice that promote repair in the peripheral nervous system in a mouse model. This network, the researchers found, does not exist in the central nervous system. The researchers also found a drug that can promote nerve regeneration in the central nervous system.The study appears in the online edition of the journal Neuron.


  • #2
    Wow, so they did identify a drug that promotes CNS regeneration which is called Ambroxol (FDA approved and on the market, please correct me if I'm wrong), but they say there's still a long way to human trials... Anyway it's good news!


    • #3
      Would that mean this drug could be considered a neurothrophin?


      • #4
        Looks like Ambroxol help to people with Parkinson as well. For SCI they will go very slow from mice testing to Human trials ...I am talking years here. In the meantime I am going to buy some Ambroxol in pharmacy and chew it for few months to see what's going to happen

        Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary
        to what we know about nature
        Saint Augustine