Synaptic plasticity, neurogenesis, and functional recovery after spinal cord injury.

@article{DarianSmith2009SynapticPN,
  title={Synaptic plasticity, neurogenesis, and functional recovery after spinal cord injury.},
  author={Corinna Darian-Smith},
  journal={The Neuroscientist : a review journal bringing neurobiology, neurology and psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={149-65}
}
Spinal cord injury research has greatly expanded in recent years, but our understanding of the mechanisms that underlie the functional recovery that can occur over the weeks and months following the initial injury, is far from complete. To grasp the scope of the problem, it is important to begin by defining the sensorimotor pathways that might be involved by a spinal injury. This is done in the rodent and nonhuman primate, which are two of the most commonly used animal models in basic and… CONTINUE READING