Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Traffic jams in the brain

Traffic jams can also occur in the brain, and they can be damaging. Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have been able to prove that disrupted transportation routes in nerve cells are ...

Medical research

Removing barriers to healing

Severe inflammation caused by a patient's immune system can be deadly, but stem cells found in human fat could provide new ways to protect against this toxic reaction.

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

Enzyme ensures thick insulation

ETH researchers have revealed that Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system largely produce their own fatty acids in order to create electrical insulation for nerve fibres. This process relies on an enzyme whose absence ...

Neuroscience

Promising therapeutic approach for spinal cord injuries

The healing ability of the central nervous system is very limited and injuries to the brain or spinal cord often result in permanent functional deficits. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in the scientific ...

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 ...

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