Can experiments in nonhuman primates expedite the translation of treatments for spinal cord injury in humans?

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Figure 1: Relationship between the development of the corticospinal tract and the emergence of fine motor control abilities.

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Acknowledgements

This paper summarizes the discussions that took place in a workshop sponsored and organized by the Christopher Reeve Foundation (CRF). All authors are listed in alphabetical order with the exception of the primary and corresponding authors. Each author attended and took part in the discussions and in the formulation of the text. Contributions were also made by the following people: D.C. Dunbar, P.L. Strick, C. Darian-Smith and D.A. Washburn, although they were unable to attend the workshop. We would also like to thank N. Kleitman, representative from the US National Institutes of Health, for her helpful comments. Last, we wish to thank S. Howley of the CRF for her efforts in arranging all organizational aspects of the workshop, and the CRF International Research Consortium for funding the event.

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Courtine, G., Bunge, M., Fawcett, J. et al. Can experiments in nonhuman primates expedite the translation of treatments for spinal cord injury in humans?. Nat Med 13, 561–566 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/nm1595

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