“Scientists revealed Monday they have discovered a new type of immune cell that could save dying nerve cells, as well as reverse damage done to nerve fibers.

In a study published in the journal Nature Immunology, researchers from Ohio State University and the University of Michigan uncovered an immune cell line in both mice and humans that could potentially repair nerve damage. 

“This immune cell subset secretes growth factors that enhance the survival of nerve cells following traumatic injury to the central nervous system. It stimulates severed nerve fibers to regrow in the central nervous system, which is really unprecedented,” said Benjamin Segal, professor and chair of the department of neurology at The Ohio State College of Medicine and co-director of the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center’s Neurological Institute…”

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