News tagged with nerve cells
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Scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have identified several genes linked to human neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and spinal cord injury, in the ...
Genetics Feb 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay News) - A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel will weigh on Friday the merits of a new therapy for some people with epilepsy who have seizures that don't respond to medication.
Neuroscience Feb 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
(Medical Xpress)—A drug that is currently used for cancer can relieve and slow down the progression of the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis (MS) in rats, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE. The discovery, which ...
Medical research Feb 21, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—In the weeks, months and years after a severe head injury, patients often experience epileptic seizures that are difficult to control. A new study in rats suggests that gently cooling the ...
Neuroscience Feb 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
The most common inherited form of mental retardation and autism, fragile X syndrome, turns some brain cells into chatterboxes, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report.
Neuroscience Feb 20, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Electrodes operated into the brain are today used in research and to treat diseases such as Parkinson's. However, their use has been limited by their size. At Lund University in Sweden, researchers have, for the first time, ...
Neuroscience Feb 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Doctors may in the future be able to take a blood test to determine if a patient is suicidal, hopefully decreasing the number of people taking their own lives.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A new approach to bladder regeneration is capitalizing on the potential of two distinct cell populations harvested from a patient's healthy bone marrow, a new study reports.
Medical research Feb 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—The results published in Nature Communications enables us to consider eventual therapeutic strategies to restore the sensorial innervation of the cochlea, an organ essential to hearing.
Medical research Feb 18, 2013 | 4 / 5 (3) | 0 |
The most common genetic cause of Parkinson's is not only responsible for the condition's distinctive movement problems but may also affect vision, according to new research by scientists at the University of York.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Feb 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Nitric oxide, the versatile gas that helps increase blood flow, transmit nerve signals, and regulate immune function, appears to perform one more biological feat— prolonging the life of an organism and ...
Medical research Feb 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health are moving closer to a significant milepost in the battle against Alzheimer's disease: identifying the first signs of decline in the ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Feb 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Genes linked to autism and schizophrenia are only switched on during the early stages of brain development, according to a study in mice led by researchers at the University of Oxford.
Genetics Feb 11, 2013 | 3.4 / 5 (30) | 0 |
A discovery using stem cells from a patient with motor neurone disease could help research into treatments for the condition. The study used a patient's skin cells to create motor neurons - nerve cells that control muscle ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Research that aims to rid dementia sufferers' brains of toxins could lead to a new treatment that reverses the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in the future.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Feb 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0