Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Clarifying the cause of Guillain-Barré syndrome

Patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) face a rare and heterogeneous disorder of the peripheral nervous system that is often triggered by preceding infections and causes severe muscle weakness. In Europe and the U.S., ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

RSV shown to infect nerve cells, cause inflammation and damage

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a common infection in children and senior adults, can also infect nerve cells and trigger inflammation leading to nerve damage, according to a new Tulane University study.

Medical research

Repairing nerve cells after injury and in chronic disease

Each year in the United States there are more than 3 million cases of peripheral neuropathy, wherein nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord are damaged and cause pain and loss of feeling in the affected areas. Peripheral ...

Neuroscience

Study finds fat cells help repair damaged nerves

Damage to the body's peripheral nerves can cause pain and movement disorders. Researchers at the Leipzig University have recently investigated how damaged nerves can regenerate better. They found that fat tissue strongly ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Investigating the pathogenesis of rare congenital nerve disorder

A new Northwestern Medicine study has uncovered previously unidentified intracellular mechanisms in the peripheral nervous system that cause Charcot–Marie–Tooth Type 2B disease, a rare congenital disorder that causes ...

Ophthalmology

Older people may have glaucoma without realizing it

It can be hard to know that you have glaucoma. In a study carried out at the University of Gothenburg, almost 5% of 70-year-olds were found to have glaucoma, and half of those diagnosed were unaware that they had the disease.

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