gelimplantnervehealing-300x168When we get a paper cut in the skin, or experience a sunburn, we’re injuring the peripheral nerves of the body.  Medical conditions like diabetes, HIV, and cancer, or traumatic injury can damage these peripheral nerves and lead to bad burning pain, numbness, or paralysis.
Dr. Douglas Zochodne, neurologist and neuroscientist from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, joins us to explore the potential of reversing the damage of diabetes on nerves, the promise of nerve growth factors, and the timeline for clinical use of novel treatments for nerve regeneration.