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Mapping spinal cord could help treatments
Published: March. 22, 2011 at 9:45 PM

KINGSTON, Ontario, March 22 (UPI) -- The spinal cord processes information just like areas of the brain, a Canadian researcher says, a finding that could improve treatment of spinal cord injuries.

"Basic physiology books describe the spinal cord as a relay system, but it's part of the central nervous system and processes information just like parts of the brain do," Patrick Stroman of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario said.