S. W. Melville

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It is known that transection of a major peripheral nerve results in the loss of a significant number of sensory cells whose axons travel in that nerve. The present study confirms this observation and shows that placement of the stump of such a transected nerve into an impermeable tube prevents this loss. We further show that this preservation does not(More)
Recently, an age-related increase in the number of dorsal root ganglion (DRG) cells was reported in adult rats. This suggests neurogenesis of adult primary afferent neurons, which would be an extremely important phenomenon if it occurred. Other evidence is not compatible with this idea, however, so the issue is not settled. The primary point of contention(More)
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