The Role Of Schwann Cells In Nerve Regeneration
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MD/Ph.D. Student at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. Research interests: single-cell transcriptomics, applied bioinformatics, tissue regeneration, stem/progenitor cell biology, fibroblast biology, burn injury.

                       

The Role Of Schwann Cells In Nerve Regeneration

In Canada, approximately 3% of all traumatic injuries result in peripheral nerve damage resulting in many patients suffering from lifelong sensorimotor impairments. In severe cases, patients will undergo nerve repair surgery but this surgery is often delayed for months after the original injury. This means that at the time of surgery, the injury environment has many cells present that have lost their ability to promote nerve regeneration. Understanding the mechanisms that enhance regeneration shortly after nerve damage will be essential...

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