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Unraveling roundworm nerve regeneration mechanism could aid nerve injury treatment

(Nagoya University) By studying the worm Caenorhabditis elegans, Nagoya University researchers revealed a molecular mechanism involved in regeneration of axons after these connections between nerve cells are severed. The findings show this molecular machinery is the same as that involved in the immune system's removal of damaged and dying cells. The results suggest a range of potential molecular targets to focus on to improve recovery of human patients after nerve injury.
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