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A change of fate for nerve repair

Schwann cells support neuronal signalling. The discovery that these cells become dramatically reprogrammed after nerve injury, adopting migratory characteristics that promote repair, highlights the plasticity of mature cell types.

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Figure 1: Changes in Schwann cells following injury.

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Miller, R. A change of fate for nerve repair. Nature 551, 41–42 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/551041a

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