The Brain is the command centre for the human body and, along with the Spinal Cord makes up the central nervous system. In other parts of the body, the nervous system can self-regenerate after damage, however, this is not the case for the brain and spinal cord.
The key to this is a special kind of cell called the ‘Schwann’ cell. Neuroscientist Dr David Parkinson and his team have studied the phenomenon of the regenerating ability of these cells and they present their findings to you in this fascinating journey into the brain.
Find out how cutting edge science is working towards making life-long brain and spinal cord cell damage a thing of the past.