Sydney: A new antibody has shown promising results in reversing the damage caused by injury to the spinal cord, according to new research.The body produces an inflammatory response after a spinal cord injury that often leads to scarring and permanent nerve damage. There are currently no treatment options.Research led by Monash University`s Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) and the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) details how a new antibody, created by the US therapeutic antibody company Lpath, blocks the effects of lysophosphatidic acid (LPA).A molecule released in response to injury, LPA promotes inflammation and nerve cell death, The American Journal of Pathology reports.
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