(Medical Xpress)—Some parts of the body, like the liver, can regenerate themselves after damage. But others, such as our nervous system, are considered either irreparable or slow to recover, leaving thousands ...
Neuroscience May 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (8) | 1 |
A team of UCLA scientists has found that the pathogen that causes leprosy has a remarkable ability to avoid the human immune system by inhibiting the antimicrobial responses important to our defenses.
Immunology Jan 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 1 |
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 |
Hitting 'reset' in protein synthesis restores myelination, suggests new treatment for misfolded protein diseases
(Medical Xpress)—A potential new treatment strategy for patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is on the horizon, thanks to research by neuroscientists now at the University at Buffalo's Hunter James ...
Medical research Apr 26, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Modulating immune response to injury could accelerate the regeneration of severed peripheral nerves, a new study in an animal model has found. By altering activity of the macrophage cells that respond to ...
Medical research Oct 02, 2012 | 4 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Research from Queen Mary, University of London suggests that omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, have the potential to protect nerves from injury and help them to regenerate.
Medical research Jan 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists report the first successful blocking of tumor development in a genetic mouse model of an incurable human cancer.
Cancer Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 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 |
(Medical Xpress)—One molecule makes nerve cells grow longer. Another one makes them grow branches. These new experimental manipulations have taken researchers a step closer to understanding how nerve cells ...
Neuroscience Mar 22, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that a protein may help prevent the kind of brain damage that occurs in babies with cerebral palsy.
Neuroscience Nov 02, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A team of scientists from the University of Missouri created a genetically modified mouse that mimics key features of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, an inherited neuromuscular disease affecting approximately 150,000 people ...
Medical research Apr 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A protein required to regrow injured peripheral nerves has been identified by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Neuroscience Jun 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A study by researchers from Emory University and Indiana University found that the beneficial effects daily exercise can have on the regeneration of nerves also require androgens such as testosterone in both males and females. ...
Neuroscience Oct 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Researchers conducting a preclinical study in mice successfully used targeted molecular therapy to block mostly untreatable nerve tumors that develop in people with the genetic disorder Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1).
Cancer Dec 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
With a new application developed by a U-M neurologist, better understanding of the anatomy of the peripheral nervous system can be found right on your iPhone.
Neuroscience Jul 12, 2011 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0