(VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)) Spinal cord injury disconnects communication between the brain and the spinal cord, disrupting control over part of the body. Studying the mechanisms of recovery, Leuven researcher Aya Takeoka (NERF) found that a specific type of neuronal feedback from sites below the injury plays a crucial role during early recovery and for maintaining regained motor functions.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/vfi-fsc040819.php