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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 25 February 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 8, p. nf22
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.8.nf22]

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Overcoming Inertia

Inflammation gives neurons a shove when a cellular brake releases

R. John Davenport

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/8/nf22

Abstract: Taking off a car's parking brake won't necessarily start the vehicle rolling. Similarly, releasing a neuron's brake isn't enough to get it growing, a new study reveals. The results suggest that multiple signals must combine to maximize neuron growth after an injury.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Overcoming Inertia. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (8), nf22 (2004).

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