Medical research

How the nervous system controls tumor growth

(Medical Xpress)—From the time it first comes online during development the nervous system begins to exact precise control over many biologic functions. In some cases, too much control. When it does, a little nerve-squelching ...

Neuroscience

Brain-doping produced by your own body

Erythropoietin, or Epo for short, is a notorious doping agent. It promotes the formation of red blood cells, leading thereby to enhanced physical performance—at least, that is what we have believed until now. However, as ...

Neuroscience

Research traces cause of organ dysfunction in Down syndrome

While most Down syndrome research has focused on the brain, a new report by Johns Hopkins University biologists uncovers how the disorder hampers a separate part of the nervous system that plays a key role in health and longevity.

Medical research

Potential therapy for incurable Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A is the most common inherited disease affecting the peripheral nervous system. Researchers from the Department of Neurogenetics at the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine and University ...

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Novel biomarker in saliva linked to stress, resilience

(Medical Xpress)—Concerned about the effect of stress on your health and well-being? If your answer is "yes," then Arizona State University professor Doug Granger is doing research that could impact you. Granger is pioneering ...

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Engineered stem cell advance points toward treatment for ALS

Transplantation of human stem cells in an experiment conducted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison improved survival and muscle function in rats used to model ALS, a nerve disease that destroys nerve control of muscles, ...

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