Medical research

Body suit may soon enable the paralyzed to walk

In a busy lab at Duke University, Dr. Miguel Nicolelis is merging brain science with engineering in a bid to create something fantastical: a full-body prosthetic device that would allow those immobilized by injury to walk ...

Neuroscience

Researchers discover nerve repair mechanism

The research group of the Physiology Department of Elche's Universidad Miguel Hernández (UMH), Hugo Cabedo, has discovered how peripheral nerves induce the repair of the myelin sheath so that communication is properly restored ...

Neuroscience

How the gut communicates with the brain

How the 'second brain' – the enteric nervous system in our gut—communicates with our first brain has been one of the most challenging questions faced by enteric neuroscientists, until now.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

New method maps the dopamine system in Parkinson's patients

With the aid of a PET camera, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a new method for investigating the dopamine system in the brains of patients suffering from Parkinson's disease. The method measures ...

Neuroscience

Turning back the clock on regeneration in neurons

(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 changes throughout ...

Neuroscience

Enhancing mechanism of capsaicin-evoked pain sensation

Drs. Takayama and Tominaga in National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS) (Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience) clarified that an interaction between capsaicin receptor TRPV1 and chloride channel anoctamin ...

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