Protecting Nerves from Damage

How can we protect neurons from degradation? Dr Michael Coleman studies the mechanisms that cause nerve cells to break down after injury...
05 January 2013
Presented by Ben Valsler with Martin Coleman, Cambridge Neuroscience. 

Myelinated nerve cell axon

Transmission electron micrograph of a myelinated axon. Generated and deposited into the public domain by the Electron Microscopy Facility at Trinity College.

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How can we protect neurons from degeneration? In this podcast from Cambridge Cafe Scientifique, we hear how understanding transport of proteins and other chemicals within individual nerve cells may be key to keeping the cell alive after injury...

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