News tagged with nerve endings
Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have successfully tested their novel anti-cocaine vaccine in primates, bringing them closer to launching human clinical trials. Their study, published online by the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, used a ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington scientists have identified a class of immune cells that reside long-term in the genital skin and mucosa and are believed to be responsible for suppressing ...
Immunology May 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 2 |
A team of American and Italian neuroscientists has identified a cellular change in the brain that accompanies obesity. The findings could explain the body's tendency to maintain undesirable weight levels, rather than an ideal ...
Medical research Apr 29, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—When minor wounds heal, the fine nerve endings that sense touch, or control sweating, are usually able to regrow. Like many processes in the body, the ability to regenerate new tissues ...
Neuroscience Apr 19, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 2 |
Changes in the brain following amputation have been linked to pain arising from the missing limb, called 'phantom pain', in an Oxford University brain imaging study.
Neuroscience Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 3 |
The tongue is an amazing organ. Thousands of nerve fibers in it help us eat, drink and swallow. Without them, we would not taste. The tongue helps us speak. Quietly, its surface defends our bodies from germs.
Medical research Mar 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Sorting out stroking sensations: Biologists find individual neurons in the skin that react to massage
The skin is a human being's largest sensory organ, helping to distinguish between a pleasant contact, like a caress, and a negative sensation, like a pinch or a burn. Previous studies have shown that these ...
Neuroscience Jan 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Misguided killer T cells may be the missing link in sustained tissue damage in the brains and spines of people with multiple sclerosis, findings from the University of Washington reveal. ...
Immunology Jan 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Building a tunnel made up of both hard and soft materials to guide the reconnection of severed nerve endings may be the first step toward helping patients who have suffered extensive nerve trauma regain feeling ...
Medical research Dec 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
The best-selling wrinkle erasing drug Botox will be used in an Australian study to treat hay fever, researchers said Tuesday after it showed promise in providing relief in early trials.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Summer can be really fun, but also quite noisy. And with 4th of July coming up, the fireworks can reach 150 decibels. While the pyrotechnic displays are exhilarating to watch, hearing experts hope you'll ...
Health Jun 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Justin M. Brown, MD, reconstructive neurosurgeon at UC San Diego Health System, is one of only a few specialists in the world who have pioneered a novel technique to restore hand function in patients with spinal cord injury. ...
Surgery Jun 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Engineers at the University of Sheffield have developed a method of assisting nerves damaged by traumatic accidents to repair naturally, which could improve the chances of restoring sensation and movement in injured limbs.
Medical research Apr 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers from the Universities of Leeds, Edinburgh and Dundee have shed new light on the way that the brain protects itself from harm when 'running on empty.'
Neuroscience Oct 17, 2011 | 4 / 5 (6) | 1 |
The Queensland University of Technology (QUT ) School of Nursing and Midwifery, in Brisbane, Australia, has designed a program to assist cancer survivors in self-managing their health and emotional concerns.
Other Oct 14, 2011 | not rated yet | 0