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Scientists Identify Neurons Needed to Walk After Paralysis
Nine people with spinal injuries walked again after electrical stimulation, allowing researchers to pinpoint neurons likely underlying their recovery.
Scientists Identify Neurons Needed to Walk After Paralysis
Scientists Identify Neurons Needed to Walk After Paralysis

Nine people with spinal injuries walked again after electrical stimulation, allowing researchers to pinpoint neurons likely underlying their recovery.

Nine people with spinal injuries walked again after electrical stimulation, allowing researchers to pinpoint neurons likely underlying their recovery.

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Gut Infections Help Shield Intestinal Neurons from Future Damage
Annie Melchor | Nov 19, 2021 | 4 min read
In mice, a kind of immune memory appears to protect the cells against future harm, a finding that could provide insight into treatments for irritable bowel syndrome and other inflammatory digestive conditions.
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Image of the Day: Biodegradable Nerve Guide
Amy Schleunes | Jan 27, 2020 | 1 min read
A polymer tube regenerates damaged nerves in monkeys, restoring near full functionality.
Artificial Neurons Fire in Life-Like Patterns
Ashley Yeager | Dec 4, 2019 | 2 min read
The silicon chips receive and send electrical signals, recreating activity from neurons in the rat brain that play a role in breathing and thinking.
Japan Approves iPS Cell Therapy Trial for Spinal Cord Injury
Catherine Offord | Feb 18, 2019 | 1 min read
The treatment will be tested in a handful of patients who suffered nerve damage in sports or traffic accidents.
Support Cells Gain Stem Cell-Like Properties After Nerve Injury
Diana Kwon | Dec 1, 2017 | 2 min read
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
The Scientist Staff | Aug 14, 2017 | 1 min read
Using diffusion-weighted tractography, scientists can produce a detailed image of the minute neural fibers within a mouse brain.  
Blind Mice Regain Vision
Tanya Lewis | Jul 11, 2016 | 3 min read
A combination of visual stimulation and chemical growth promotion leads damaged retinal nerves to regenerate in mice.
An Offensive Playbook
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 1, 2014 | 3 min read
Developing nonaddictive drugs to combat pain
Pleasant to the Touch
Sabrina Richards | Sep 1, 2012 | 9 min read
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 | 1 min read
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 | 1 min read
High omega-3 levels help mouse neurons heal better after injury.
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