The Neurobiology of Brain Injury
Authors Marcela Pekna and Milos Pekny explain what happens within the brain after injury and how scientists’ growing awareness of the brain's capacity for repair could lead to better treatment options. Complementary article to "Repairing the Injured Brain."
Harnessing the Brain’s Power to Adapt After Injury
Rehabilitation from a brain or spinal cord focuses on enabling people to make the most of what functions they still have. Physical, occupational, and speech therapy, counseling, and education can go only so far, however. For neurorehabilitation to offer the hope of curing the underlying brain damage, writes an expert in the field, it must look to basic science and better clinical trials to put to work the power of the brain’s plasticity.