Spinal cord injury research: Hampered by animal models

Scientists Say Difficulty Lies In Extrapolating Animal Data To Humans:

Research on traumatic spinal cord injuries is hampered by a reliance on animal experiments that don’t accurately predict human outcomes, according to a new study Reviews In The Neurosciences.

The review was written by scientists with the Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine.

“Despite decades of animal experiements, we still don’t have a drug to cure spinal cord injury in humans,” said Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H, a neurologist with PCRM and the lead author.

Read Dr. Akhtar’s full interview with: Stem Cell News