Latest Axon Stories
Scientists at the Babraham Institute have discovered a novel survival factor whose rapid transport along nerve cells is crucial for keeping them alive.
In the February 1st issue of G&D, Dr. Brian Popko (The University of Chicago) and colleagues describe how mutation of a gene called ZFP191 leads to disordered CNS myelination in mice -- reminiscent of what is seen in human multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.
Tuberous sclerosis, commonly associated with autism, is linked to defects in axon guidance.
By combining a research technique that dates back 136 years with modern molecular genetics, a Johns Hopkins neuroscientist has been able to see how a mammal's brain shrewdly revisits and reuses the same molecular cues to control the complex design of its circuits.
Mouse study suggests that response to injury-induced growth factors can be revived.
Studies with fruit flies have shown that the specialized nerve cells called neurons can rebuild themselves after injury.
If the entrances and exits of freeways shut down, traffic all over the United States would come to a halt.
Researchers at Purdue University have discovered a new approach for repairing damaged nerve fibers in spinal cord injuries using nano-spheres that could be injected into the blood shortly after an accident.
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 spinal cord injury.
New research finds that adult neurons can still regenerate as long as 15 months after a spinal cord injury.