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Drs. Robert Morecraft and Da-Qing Yang, professors of basic biomedical sciences at the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota, recently presented at the Spinal Cord / Traumatic Brain Injury Educational Symposium in Sioux Falls. The symposium was organized by The Advisory Council for SC/TBI Research.

Morecraft collaborated with William Darling of the Department of Exercise Science at The University of Iowa, and Colin Combs of from the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, to present a lecture entitled, ”Structural, Molecular and Behavioral Mechanisms Underlying Motor Recovery in the Acute Phase of Traumatic Brain Injury.”

Yang offered a presentation called, ”Reprogramming Healthy Donor Cells into Neuronal Cells for Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury.”

The keynote speaker of the symposium was Jonathan Geiger, professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Therapeutics at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The SC/TBI Council awards grants to cover support of research projects and Rehabilitation services for persons with spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries, and promotes the advancement of knowledge in the area of spinal cord and traumatic brain injury. The areas of primary interest to the council are basic neuroscience research, drug therapy trials, rehabilitation therapies and studies of injury reversal and recovery.

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