From The BBC:
A dye similar to that used in sweets may potentially minimise the severity of spinal cord injuries.
A cascade of molecular changes triggered in the hours following an initial injury can cause further severe damage to the spinal cord.
But US researchers found this can be halted by using a dye known as Brilliant Blue G (BBG).
However, rats given the treatment in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study turned blue.
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