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Unformatted text preview: the weakness in these areas she must wear leg braces and do daily physical therapy. However, the braces and the therapy still do not allow her to run, play sports, swim, dance, and even type at a normal pace. These disabilities have completely affected her childhood and will continue to interfere in her everyday life. If were a neuroscientist I would study how you could manipulate schwann cells to regenerate the myelin sheath and eventually stop and reverse the atrophy which disables the outer extremities of those suffering from Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. I would also study the nerve conduction velocity because it is greatly affected by this disease (because of the demyelination). Hopefully I will eventually become a neuroscientist, and hopefully I will be given the opportunity to research possible treatments for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease....
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- Fall '07
- Psychology, Schwann Cell, Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease