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Nerves, Heal Thyselves - Scientists Reveal Key Part of Nerve Regeneration

A study has uncovered a key process leading to the regeneration of peripheral nerves. Knowing how neurons in the peripheral nervous system regenerate could provide insights into fixing neurons in the central nervous system where damage is irreversible.

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Active Reading Questions

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    A neuron is composed of
    a) a. an axon.
    b) dendrites
    c) c. a nerve cell body.
    d) All of the above.
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    According to the article, the portion of a neuron most likely to be damaged is the ________.
    a) axon
    b) dendrites
    c) nerve cell body
    d) none of the above
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    Axons transmit action potentials; therefore, “healing” an axon with scar tissue would not allow the axon to work. For axons to work again, they must regenerate or regrow. Explain what happens in an axon during an action potential.
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