23 Apr EurekAlert! Science News: CU researchers publish study on nerve cell repair in Nature Neuroscience
By University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
EurekAlert! Science News
AURORA, Colo. (May 18, 2020) — Researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have identified a new way that cells in the central nervous system regenerate and repair following damage.
In an article published in the current issue of Nature Neuroscience, scientists from CU found that precisely-timed motor learning stimulates cellular processes to improve recovery after damage to oligodendrocytes, cells that are critical for healthy neurologic function throughout life.
The study uses advanced microscopy and mouse models of multiple sclerosis (MS) to evaluate oligodendrocytes and their precursor cells to better understand how they can be harnessed to restore neuronal function following injury.Read more