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Reprinted from PN March 2003

In the quest for restoration of function, the regeneration-fostering properties of olfactory tissue hold much promise for SCIbut the jury's still out.

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Nasal tissue captures odor molecules; this, in turn, triggers signals to be sent to the brain that affect the entire body. Due to the tissue's unique characteristics, it has extraordinary regenerative potential, which many scientists believe can be exploited to restore function after spinal-cord injury. Building upon a foundation of animal experimentation, researchers in Portugal, Australia, and China have begun to transplant olfactory tissue or cells into the injury site of humans with chronic injuries.

In the March 2003 PN/Paraplegia News, read S. Laurance Johnston's article (Part 1 of a two-part series) reviewing olfactory tissue's unique properties and laying the foundation for Part 2's summary of Portugal's Dr. Carlos Lima's pioneering work in humans.


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