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Spinal Cord Injury Treatment May Improve With New Findings On Nervous System Damage

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April 14, 1998
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Washington University In St. Louis
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Slice across the human brain, and you'll see tracts of white matter glistening against dull gray matter. The latter contains bodies of nerve cells, which help us fill out tax forms, fall in love and learn the rules of baseball. White matter, on the other hand, contains the long arms or axons of these neurons. The axons cable messages across the brain and down the spinal cord, instructing us to move a pen, kiss a lover or hit a home run.

Slice across the human brain, and you'll see tracts of white matter glistening against dull gray matter. The latter contains bodies of nerve cells, which help us fill out tax forms, fall in love and learn the rules of baseball. White matter, on the other hand, contains the long arms or axons of these neurons. The axons cable messages across the brain and down the spinal cord, instructing us to move a pen, kiss a lover or hit a home run.


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Washington University In St. Louis. "Spinal Cord Injury Treatment May Improve With New Findings On Nervous System Damage." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 14 April 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/04/980414081536.htm>.
Washington University In St. Louis. (1998, April 14). Spinal Cord Injury Treatment May Improve With New Findings On Nervous System Damage. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/04/980414081536.htm
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