German Scientists Make Paralyzed Mice Walk Again
Good news! German researchers have treated mice with spinal cord injuries with a protein injection that allows them to walk again after a few weeks. The researchers from Ruhr University Bochum injected a designer protein into the brains of the injured mice to stimulate nerve cell regeneration.
The mice that received the treatment started to walk again after two or three weeks. The protein responsible for the miraculous improvement is called hyper-interleukin-6, and the treatment will now be explored in larger mammals before consideration in humans.