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New study to help disabled people get more active

Following the success of para-athletes taking part in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, researchers in our Department for Health are embarking on a new study to understand more about the benefits of moderate-intensity ...

Aug 04, 2014
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Spinal cord

The spinal cord is a long, thin, tubular bundle of nervous tissue and support cells that extends from the brain. The brain and spinal cord together make up the central nervous system. Enclosed within, and protected by, the bony vertebral column, the spinal cord functions primarily in the transmission of neural signals between the brain and the rest of the body, but also contains neural circuits that can independently control numerous reflexes and central pattern generators.

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