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nerve fibre

the AXON of a NERVE (1) together with its surrounding membranes.
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One group of people had, as adults, acquired nerve damage that led to the thickly myelinated nerve fibres being destroyed, while the small fibres were spared.
By studying mice with spinal cord injuries, researchers at Karolinska Institute have now identified an important mechanism behind this inhibition of nerve fibre regeneration.
In addition to the resulting image of the segmented nerve fibres, the network of fibre centrelines was finally calculated by thinning all segmented nerve fibres to a width of one pixel.
The corticospinal tract (CST) is a band of nerve fibres that travels from the brain, through the brain stem and into the spinal cord.
OECs help this process by re-opening the surface of the bulbs for the new nerve fibres to enter — leading Raisman and his team to believe transplanting OECs into the damaged spinal cord could enable severed nerve fibres to re-grow.
DISCUSSION: A study of 5, 789 patients found myelinated nerve fibres in 0.57% of patients along with female preponderance.
Unlike standard MS drugs, which supress the immune system, the newly identified set of compounds boost progenitor cells that can then repair nerve fibres damaged by the disease.
Nerve fibres progress from the receptors through tiny holes in the roof of the nasal cavity and come together to form two structures called the olfactory bulbs.
Surrounding and protecting the nerve fibres of the central nervous system is an important substance called myelin, which helps messages travel quickly and smoothly between the brain and the rest of the body.
The US team showed that regenerating nerve fibres can reform connections after being guided to the right targets.