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Walking on ice takes more than brains

Salk scientists discover how a ‘mini-brain’ in the spinal cord aids in balance

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From right: Salk researchers Steeve Bourane, , , Chris Padilla, , , Tommie Velasquez and Martyn Goulding.
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Other authors on the paper were , Olivier Britz, Antoine Dalet, , Floor J. Stam, Lidia Garcia-Campmany and Stephanie Koch, all of the Salk Institute.

The research was funding by National Institutes of Health (Grants NS080586, NS086372 and NS072031), the Catharina Foundation, the Humboldt Foundation and Joan and Irwin Jacobs, through Salk’s Innovation Grants Program.

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