News tagged with nerve cells
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A training regimen to adjust the body's motor reflexes may help improve mobility for some people with incomplete spinal cord injuries, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health.
Neuroscience Feb 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Johns Hopkins researchers have found that mice can recover from physically debilitating strokes that damage the primary motor cortex, the region of the brain that controls most movement in the body, if the rodents are quickly ...
Neuroscience Feb 05, 2013 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Our ability to learn and form new memories is fully dependent on the brain's ability to be plastic – that is to change and adapt according to new experiences and environments. A new study from the Montreal Neurological ...
Neuroscience Feb 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Nitric oxide, a gaseous molecule produced in the brain, can damage neurons. When the brain produces too much nitric oxide, it contributes to the severity and progression of stroke and neurodegenerative diseases ...
Medical research Feb 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists have discovered the powerful role the molecule Myosin VI plays in communication between nerve cells in the brain.
Medical research Feb 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
As research efforts go, this one is high risk. Which is to say, it could easily fail.
Medical research Feb 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1
(Medical Xpress)—A new drug to prevent the early stages of Alzheimer's disease could enter clinical trials in a few years' time according to scientists.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Feb 01, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 2
A New York-based physician-researcher from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, best known for his research into fertility and twinning, has uncovered a potential connection between autism and a specific growth protein ...
Autism spectrum disorders Jan 31, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers from Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) have found that proteins in the IL-6 signaling pathway may be leveraged as novel biomarkers of multiple sclerosis (MS) to gauge disease activity and as ...
Immunology Jan 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) led by Carmela Abraham, PhD, professor of biochemistry, along with Cidi Chen, PhD, and other collaborators, report that the protein Klotho plays an important role ...
Neuroscience Jan 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A protein associated with neuron damage in people with Alzheimer's disease is surprisingly useful in promoting neuron growth in the lab, according to a new study by engineering researchers at Brown University. ...
Medical research Jan 29, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Despite recent advances in understanding the mechanisms of nerve injury, tissue-engineering solutions for repairing damage in the central nervous system (CNS) remain elusive, owing to the crucial and complex ...
Medical research Jan 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
New research suggests that increased consumption of foods containing colorful carotenoids, particularly beta-carotene and lutein, may prevent or delay the onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The study, published ...
Neuroscience Jan 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
When a nerve is damaged, glial cells produce the protein neuregulin1 and thereby promote the regeneration of nerve tissue.
Neuroscience Jan 28, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
It has been called the world's oldest recorded disease, an evil that humans have known for more than 3,500 years, as papyri from ancient Egypt testify.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0