Nicolas Thomas Lindau

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In severe spinal cord injuries, the tracts conveying motor commands to the spinal cord are disrupted, resulting in paralysis, but many patients still have small numbers of spared fibers. We have found that excitatory deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the mesencephalic locomotor region (MLR), an important control center for locomotion in the brain, markedly(More)
Adult Long Evans rats received a photothrombotic stroke that destroyed >90% of the sensorimotor cortex unilaterally; they were subsequently treated intrathecally for 2 weeks with a function blocking antibody against the neurite growth inhibitory central nervous system protein Nogo-A. Fine motor control of skilled forelimb grasping improved to 65% of intact(More)
Whereas large injuries to the brain lead to considerable irreversible functional impairments, smaller strokes or traumatic lesions are often associated with good recovery. This recovery occurs spontaneously, and there is ample evidence from preclinical studies to suggest that adjacent undamaged areas (also known as peri-infarct regions) of the cortex 'take(More)
After a stroke to the motor cortex, sprouting of spared contralateral corticospinal fibers into the affected hemicord is one mechanism thought to mediate functional recovery. Little is known, however, about the role of the phylogenetically old, functionally very important brainstem-spinal systems. Adult mice were subjected to a unilateral photothrombotic(More)
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