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When peripheral nerves are severed, Schwann cells at the injury site begin to proliferate and exhibit stem cell-like gene expression patterns.


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Image of the Day: Rainbow Matter

By The Scientist Staff | August 14, 2017

Using diffusion-weighted tractography, scientists can produce a detailed image of the minute neural fibers within a mouse brain.  


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Blind Mice Regain Vision

By Tanya Lewis | July 11, 2016

A combination of visual stimulation and chemical growth promotion leads damaged retinal nerves to regenerate in mice.

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An Offensive Playbook

By Mary Beth Aberlin | February 1, 2014

Developing nonaddictive drugs to combat pain


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Pleasant to the Touch

By Sabrina Richards | September 1, 2012

Scientists hope an understanding of nerve fibers responsive only to gentle touch will give insight into the role the sense plays in social bonding.


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Honeycomb-grown Nerves

By Sabrina Richards | April 24, 2012

A honeycomb-shaped scaffold helps damaged nerves reconnect, providing hope that a similar scaffold could someday enable nerves repair in vivo.


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Omega-3s Help Heal Nerves

By Sabrina Richards | January 18, 2012

High omega-3 levels help mouse neurons heal better after injury.


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