Understanding recovery process could have implications for many different injuries of the central nervous system
An interdisciplinary team of neuroscientists and neurosurgeons from the University of Rochester 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.
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 Elon Gaffin-Cahn, Eric B. Hintz, Giscard J. Adeclat, and Zoë R. Williams 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.