A foray into plant biology led one researcher to discover that a natural molecule can repair axons, the thread-like projections that carry electrical signals between cells. Axonal damage is the major culprit underlying disability in conditions such as spinal cord injury and stroke.
An all-star lineup of experts in the fields of sports and neurology will share a stage on Jan. 27 to discuss concussions, a serious injury that has only recently been getting the attention it deserves.
In this talk, Dr. Théôret will present data showing that sports concussions can lead to long term impairments in brain plasticity. Neurophysiological, neuroanatomical and neuropsychological data will be presented.