Solution to dye for in spinal cord injuries


OK, this is just too weird not to mention, though I doubt you'll be developing CME activities around it any time soon: Blue Rats Walk Again. Yep, sounds like something called the Brilliant Blue G dye, when injected into rats very soon after a devastating spinal cord injury, gets them back on their feet. And turns them blue.


Kind of cute, isn't he? Here's a link to the actual research abstract: Systemic administration of an antagonist of the ATP-sensitive receptor P2X7 improves recovery after spinal cord injury.

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