Depriving the brain of a sense may improve stroke recovery

日期:2019-03-01 06:06:12 作者:来黔潲 阅读:

Description:ZEPHYR/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By Jessica Hamzelou Recovery from a stroke is unpredictable and can take months. But research in mice suggests that blocking off some functions of the brain can help it rewire itself to work around stroke damage. Jin-Moo Lee, of Washington University, St Louis, and his team have found that when they trim the whiskers of mice, these animals recover from strokes more quickly, and show more of an improvement. “It’s the first study to demonstrate that we can make certain parts of the brain more receptive to rewiring,