nerve damage
Support Cells Gain Stem Cell-Like Properties After Nerve Injury
Support Cells Gain Stem Cell-Like Properties After Nerve Injury
Diana Kwon | Dec 1, 2017
When peripheral nerves are severed, Schwann cells at the injury site begin to proliferate and exhibit stem cell-like gene expression patterns.
Image of the Day: Rainbow Matter
Image of the Day: Rainbow Matter
The Scientist Staff | Aug 14, 2017
Using diffusion-weighted tractography, scientists can produce a detailed image of the minute neural fibers within a mouse brain.  
Blind Mice Regain Vision
Blind Mice Regain Vision
Tanya Lewis | Jul 11, 2016
A combination of visual stimulation and chemical growth promotion leads damaged retinal nerves to regenerate in mice.
An Offensive Playbook
An Offensive Playbook
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 1, 2014
Developing nonaddictive drugs to combat pain
Pleasant to the Touch
Sabrina Richards | Sep 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.
Honeycomb-grown Nerves
Sabrina Richards | Apr 24, 2012
A honeycomb-shaped scaffold helps damaged nerves reconnect, providing hope that a similar scaffold could someday enable nerves repair in vivo.
Omega-3s Help Heal Nerves
Sabrina Richards | Jan 18, 2012
High omega-3 levels help mouse neurons heal better after injury.