WELT - Getting out of the wheelchair

18-04-2016 – In most cases, paraplegia is not curable. After nearly thirty years of research, a neurobiologist is now testing a drug designed to regrow nerve fibers in the spinal cord.

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Martin Schwab needs 150 seriously injured people. People who have had unfortunate falls, for example on a motorcycle or while playing sports. So badly that the nerve fibers in their spinal cord tear, that they can no longer feel their legs, sometimes even their arms, and the control of their limbs fails. Paraplegics. Martin Schwab has been researching a drug to mitigate paralysis for nearly thirty years, and now, he finally wants to test the compound on patients.