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April 20th, 2006

Brain-Healing Bridges

Abstract:
Scientists have learned how to build tiny bridges in the brain. As this ScienCentral News video explains, the idea is to help the brain heal after an injury. Whether it's from surgery, an accident or stroke, when the brain is injured, the damage is usually permanent. Most of the time, the cells of the brain don't grow back. But two researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working to change that. "The problem we're trying to solve with the research is how to reconnect disconnected parts of the brain," says one of the researchers, neuroscientist Rutledge Ellis-Behnke.

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