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Understanding recovery process could have implications for many different injuries of the central nervous system

An of neuroscientists and neurosurgeons from the has used a new imaging technique to show how the human brain heals itself in just a few weeks following surgical removal of a brain tumor.

[Water Movement Relative to Nerve Fibers]
This illustration shows the direction of water movement, perpendicular (radial) and parallel (axial) to a bundle of nerve fibers.
Credit: David A. Paul/University of Rochester School of Medicine


Additional researchers on the study include , , , and from the University of Rochester/University of Rochester School of Medicine, and Tong Zhu from the University of Michigan Medical Center.

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Eye Institute supported the research.

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