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UNIVERSITY PLACE

Myelin Wrapping of Nerve Cells

  • Aired: 01/09/2013
  • 51:35
  • Rating: TV-G
John Svaren, Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Biosciences, UW-Madison, discusses his research of myelin, an electrical insulator which helps to speed up the response of nerve cells. Svaren focuses on the myelin-producing cells of the peripheral nervous system, including cells called Schwann cells.
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