Neuroscience

Research into axon degeneration hits a nerve

(Medical Xpress)—University of Queensland (UQ) researchers have made a significant discovery that could one day halt a number of neurodegenerative diseases.

Genetics

Scientists identify first gene in programmed axon degeneration

Degeneration of the axon and synapse, the slender projection through which neurons transmit electrical impulses to neighboring cells, is a hallmark of some of the most crippling neurodegenerative and brain diseases such as ...

Neuroscience

Regeneration can be achieved after chronic spinal cord injury

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that regeneration of central nervous system axons can be achieved in rats even when treatment delayed is more than a year after the original ...

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