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Cancer Drugs May Help Injured Nerve Cells Regrow Their Axons

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Science  07 Oct 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5745, pp. 31
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5745.31a

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On page 106 of this issue of Science, researchers identify a molecular signaling pathway that appears to prevent axon regeneration in rodent neurons and show that drugs that interfere with this pathway promote regeneration.