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Spinal Cord Injury: Is the vagus nerve our neural connectome?

Read the Full Article at eLife Sciences The vagus nerve reports on the state of many of the organs in our body, including the heart, the lungs and the gut, and it relays this information to various neural control networks … Continue reading

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Serotonin receptor and dendritic plasticity in the spinal cord mediated by chronic serotonergic pharmacotherapy combined with exercise following complete SCI in the adult rat

Abstract: Severe spinal cord injury (SCI) damages descending motor and serotonin (5-HT) fiber projections leading to paralysis and serotonin depletion. 5-HT receptors (5-HTRs) subsequently upregulate following 5-HT fiber degeneration, and dendritic density decreases indicative of atrophy. 5-HT pharmacotherapy or exercise can improve locomotor behavior after … Continue reading

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Closed-loop neuromodulation restores network connectivity and motor control after spinal cord injury

Abstract: Recovery from serious neurological injury requires substantial rewiring of neural circuits. Precisely-timed electrical stimulation could be used to restore corrective feedback mechanisms and promote adaptive plasticity after neurological insult, such as spinal cord injury (SCI) or stroke. This study … Continue reading

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Enhancing plasticity and recovery following spinal cord injury

Authors: *P. D. GANZER1, E. C. MEYERS1, B. R. SOLORZANO2, K. S. ADCOCK2, N. M. ROBERTSON2, J. T. JAMES2, A. RUIZ2, A. M. BECKER3, M. P. GOLDBERG3, D. T. PRUITT1, J. K. MOY2, S. N. HASSLER2, T. J. PRICE2, M. … Continue reading

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Spinal Cord Repair Group Honors Scientist’s Work with VNS Therapy

A group of leading clinicians and experts dedicated to translational research in spinal cord injuries has recognized the work of a research fellow in the Texas Biomedical Device Center at UT Dallas. Based on preclinical studies, vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) … Continue reading

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