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2012-06-16 00:53:10

Researchers from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter, in collaboration with colleagues from Rutgers University, Newark and University College London, have furthered understanding of the mechanism by which the cells that insulate the nerve cells in the peripheral nervous system, Schwann cells, protect and repair damage caused by trauma and disease.

2012-06-07 08:33:20

Ask the average person the street how the brain develops, and they'll likely tell you that the brain's wiring is built as newborns first begin to experience the world.

2012-05-23 19:20:41

A new study finds that transplanting embryonic cells into adult mouse spinal cord can alleviate persistent pain.

2012-05-21 23:00:43

The George Jarkesy Show, a nationally syndicated radio program focusing on the intersection of politics and business, welcomed AxoGen co-founder and Vice President to discuss the company’s “perseverance”

2012-05-17 23:02:04

The George Jarkesy Show, a nationally syndicated radio program focusing on the intersection of politics and business, welcomed AxoGen co-founder and Vice President to discuss the company’s “perseverance”

Surgery Returns Hand’s Function After Spinal Cord Injury
2012-05-16 04:50:22

Surgeons at Washington State University in St. Louis recently revealed that they were able to restore some hand function in a quadriplegic patient who suffered from a spinal cord injury at the C7 Vertebra, which is the lowest bone in the neck.

2012-05-15 21:04:53

Surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have restored some hand function in a quadriplegic patient with a spinal cord injury at the C7 vertebra, the lowest bone in the neck.

2012-05-15 21:02:42

A plastic surgeon and neurosurgeon at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis were successful in using peripheral nerve transfer to bypass a cervical spinal cord injury and restore partial function in both hands in a 71-year-old man.

2012-05-10 14:00:27

Around 100 billion neurons in the human brain enable us to think, feel and act.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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