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Gene therapy may help brain heal from stroke, other injuries

04/04/2018

Image: reactive astrocytes surround the lesion site in the injured spinal cord; Copyright: UT Southwestern

Reactive astrocytes surround the lesion site in the injured spinal cord. A new mouse study shows that triggering a gene inside astrocytes activates the star-shaped cells and may improve the brain's ability to heal.