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A new mechanism that prevents regeneration

18 May 2022

New research shows T cells prevent damaged nerve cells from regenerating due to a reversible, ageing-related mechanism. A new study in mice led by a group of different researchers, including researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, has revealed that this may be due to T cells blocking regenerative signals in nerve cells with age. The findings, published in Science, also provide positive evidence that these T cells can be repressed using targeted drugs called monoclonal antibodies to restore and improve nerve cell regeneration.

Read more about the research here, where Genevieve Timmins writes about the research in an press-release.


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