Scoliosis linked to disruptions in spinal fluid flow

Posted by on June 10, 2016 6:08 pm
Categories: health

Irregular fluid flow through the spinal column brought on by gene mutations is linked to a type of scoliosis that can affect humans during adolescence, a new study in zebrafish suggests. Also found in people, these genes damage the hair-like projections called motile cilia that move fluid through the spinal canal and lead to a curvature of the spine.

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