CHICAGO (CBS) — Researchers at Northwestern have developed a treatment which could change the lives of people who’ve been paralyzed.

It has the potential to allow them to move again.

Northwestern put out a video of mice with paralyzed legs. Researchers injected them with a treatment. Four weeks later, the mice could walk again.

The treatment method involved so-called “dancing molecules.” They essentially jumpstart tissue repair and reverse paralysis. It could be a gamechanger for spinal cord injuries.

Since the therapy treats the central nervous system, it could be used to treat ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other ailments in the brain. Northwestern will seek FDA approval for human trials in early 2022.

 

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