The Myelin Project – The Myelin Project is an international grassroots organization whose mission is to accelerate medical research on myelin repair. Myelin is the white matter coating our nerves, enabling them to conduct impulses between the brain and other parts of the body. It consists of a layer of proteins packed between two layers of lipids. Myelin is produced by specialized cells: oligodendrocytes in the central nervous system, and Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system. Myelin sheaths wrap themselves around axons, the threadlike extensions of neurons which make up the nerve fibers. Each oligodendrocyte can myelinate several axons.
Rehabilitation Research Center – The Rehabilitation Research Center (RRC) for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) conducts research to better understand and improve outcomes after TBI and SCI.
Shepherd Center – Shepherd Center is an Atlanta-based catastrophic care hospital, treating people with spinal cord injuries, acquired brain injuries, multiple sclerosis and other neuromuscular illnesses and urological problems.
Craig Hospital – Craig Hospital is exclusively dedicated to the specialty rehabilitation and research for patients with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. Craig has treated more than 24,000 patients since 1956 – more spinal cord injury patients than any other single facility in the world.
Anatomy of the Human Brain – HARVARD MCB OUTREACH
Working with College Students to begin or return to college [PDF at cdc.gov]