The spinal cord is the body’s information superhighway. Protected by the bony vertebral column, it is an integral part of the central nervous system (CNS). It constantly pulses with electrochemical signals that carry sensory and motor information between the brain and the body.

Currently, damage to this precious bundle of nerve fibers is irreversible. Researchers are working to understand why the nerves of the central nervous system fail to repair themselves, in the hope of finding ways to reboot the regeneration process.