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Damaged nerves in the spinal cord do not regenerate

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Damaged nerves in the spinal cord do not regenerate [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2006, 22:12
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Damaged nerves in the spinal cord do not regenerate themselves naturally, nor even under the spur of nerve-growth stimulants. The reason, recently discovered, is the presence of nerve-growth inhibitors in the spinal cord. Antibodies that deactivate those inhibitors have now been developed. Clearly, then, nerve repair will be a standard medical procedure in the foreseeable future.
Which of the following, if true, casts the most serious doubt on the accuracy of the prediction above?
(A) Prevention of the regeneration of damaged nerves is merely a by-product of the main function in the human body of the substances inhibiting nerve growth.
(B) Certain nerve-growth stimulants have similar chemical structures to those of the antibodies against nerve-growth inhibitors.
(C) Nerves in the brain are similar to nerves in the spinal cord in their inability to regenerate themselves naturally.
(D) Researchers have been able to stimulate the growth of nerves not located in the spinal cord by using only nerve-growth stimulants.
(E) Deactivating the substances inhibiting nerve growth for an extended period would require a steady supply of antibodies.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2006, 22:34
Answer: A. The prevention of the regeneration of damaged nerves is a secondary effect of the substances that inhibit regrowth. Suppressing the effect of the substance could lead to adverse effects because the primary purpose of the substance could be compromised.

This is a tough one cos B looks pretty good too.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2006, 22:39
yeah! i picked B too , but ur explanation for A seems to be good enough.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2006, 22:43
razrulz wrote:
yeah! i picked B too , but ur explanation for A seems to be good enough.
A pretty good arguement could be made for B too. I don't think it's a very well written question.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2006, 22:46
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razrulz wrote:
yeah! i picked B too , but ur explanation for A seems to be good enough.
A pretty good arguement could be made for B too. I don't think it's a very well written question.


trublu, I would say that B restricts the argument to "certain" stimulants. We are not sure if it is the case for *all* of them. Hence B is not such a strong evidence against the conclusion
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2006, 22:51
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yeah! i picked B too , but ur explanation for A seems to be good enough.
A pretty good arguement could be made for B too. I don't think it's a very well written question.


trublu, I would say that B restricts the argument to "certain" stimulants. We are not sure if it is the case for *all* of them. Hence B is not such a strong evidence against the conclusion
Wow. I don't know how I missed that. I knew (A) was right but little things like that could make a huge difference between spending 30 secs or 2 minutes on a problem. Thanks.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2006, 06:57
While A is the answer by the way of logic,it is a lengthy wordy sentence to understand. Can you simplify it with a comma or semicolon.

B has overlapping logic, which does not aid any argument to cast a doubt on the accuracy of prediction.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2006, 12:32
OA is A
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2006, 01:32
(A) by POE. Tough question.
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Re: CR1000 : Nerve growth [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2006, 22:47
A Vs B..Picked A since it addresses the regeneration of nerves more directly.

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Damaged nerves in the spinal cord do not regenerate themselves naturally, nor even under the spur of nerve-growth stimulants. The reason, recently discovered, is the presence of nerve-growth inhibitors in the spinal cord. Antibodies that deactivate those inhibitors have now been developed. Clearly, then, nerve repair will be a standard medical procedure in the foreseeable future.
Which of the following, if true, casts the most serious doubt on the accuracy of the prediction above?
(A) Prevention of the regeneration of damaged nerves is merely a by-product of the main function in the human body of the substances inhibiting nerve growth.
(B) Certain nerve-growth stimulants have similar chemical structures to those of the antibodies against nerve-growth inhibitors.
(C) Nerves in the brain are similar to nerves in the spinal cord in their inability to regenerate themselves naturally.
(D) Researchers have been able to stimulate the growth of nerves not located in the spinal cord by using only nerve-growth stimulants.
(E) Deactivating the substances inhibiting nerve growth for an extended period would require a steady supply of antibodies.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2006, 08:40
"A".

"B" is not strong enough.
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