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Oxygen improves blood flow, restores more function in spinal cord injuries

Oxygen improves blood flow, restores more function in spinal cord injuries
Oxygen improves blood flow, restores more function in spinal cord injuries

Oxygen improves blood flow, restores more function in spinal cord injuries: A new discovery at the University of Alberta will fundamentally alter how we view spinal cord function and rehabilitation after spinal cord injuries. Neuroscientists found that spinal blood flow in rats was unexpectedly compromised long after a spinal cord injury (chronically ischemia), and that improving blood flow or simply inhaling more oxygen produces lasting improvements in cord oxygenation and motor functions, such as walking.