University of Michigan scientists develop EpiPen for spinal cord injury — 3 insights

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Scientists from Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan created an EpiPen for spinal cord and brain injuries, reports Nature World News.

Three insights:

1. Swelling during spinal cord injuries can damage the spinal cord. Researchers are using nanoparticles to try and prevent damage and improve healing after injury.

2. In a recent study, researchers injected nanoparticles into mice and were able to reduce the severity of a spinal cord or brain injury, decrease paralysis and in some cases prevent it.

3. The nanoparticles demonstrated an ability to stop the blood-brain barrier from rupturing when an injury occurred, which prevents the reduction of movement below the injured area.

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