Contact: Caroline Arbanas
Washington University School of Medicine
Caption: New research suggests that damage to cellular energy factories in Schwann cells, which support neurons, may play a key role in peripheral neuropathies. A Schwann cell above surrounds nerve axons, shown in green.
Credit: Bogdan Beirowski, Washington University
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