Latina Neuroscientist Looks for Nerve-Healing Genes

There’s something to learn from the way the California Blackworm regenerates the injured parts of it’s body. It’s one of those marvels of nature where life can re-create parts of itself, with no apparent effort. There’s a secret that could be uncovered that could eventually help humanity.

That’s what Dr. Veronica Martinez Acosta is trying to discover in her laboratory at the University of the Incarnate Word, in San Antonio, Texas.

Working with a Department of Defense Research and Education Grant, Dr. Acosta has been studying the worm’s wound regeneration with the hope of replicating the process in larger mammals – rats, then monkeys and eventually humans; specifically the human nervous system.

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