Microscopic worms could provide key to repairing injured nerves

Dr Brent Neumann.
Dr Brent Neumann.

A tiny worm’s ability to repair damaged nerves could one day help people with nerve injuries such as paralysis, according to a Journal of Neuroscience study led by University of Queensland scientists. The team, involving Monash BDI's Dr Brent Neumann, discovered key information on how the microscopic roundworm species Caenorhabditis elegans spontaneously reconnects severed nerves. This study appeared on myScienceMirage NewsGet STEM and Medical Express.