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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

When the brain's wiring breaks

Among all the bad things that can happen to the brain when it is severely jolted - in a car accident, for example - one of the most common and worrisome is axon damage. Axons are the long stalks that grow out of the bodies of neurons. When the brain receives a strong blow, axons can break or swiftly degenerate. Researchers have revealed new molecular details of this and a path toward repair.

from Disability News -- ScienceDaily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171010143245.htm

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