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2012-12-10 16:23:52

MEQUON, Wis., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ENDECE Neural, LLC (www.endeceneural.com) announced today that the company will be presenting at the 2013 Biotech Showcase in San Francisco, California, January 8th. The ENDECE Neural presentation, to be given by Dr. James Yarger, CEO, will discuss the company's novel therapeutic for directly inducing remyelination of demyelinated axons to treat neurological diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Currently there are no drugs commercially...

2012-11-28 16:25:28

MEQUON, Wis., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ENDECE Neural, LLC (www.EndeceNeural.com) announced today that Dr. Steven Nye, Vice President of Discovery, will be presenting at the 2013 Keystone Symposia on Multiple Sclerosis to be held in January, in Big Sky, Montana, USA. Dr. Nye's presentation, "Estrogen analogs dramatically up-regulate intracellular signaling pathways for remyelination (1)," will review the mechanism behind the novel ENDECE Neural compounds that induce remyelination in...

2012-11-19 11:38:02

New nanotechnology can be used for Type 1 diabetes, food allergies and asthma -New nanoparticle tricks and resets immune system in mice with MS -First MS approach that doesn't suppress immune system -Clinical trial for MS patients shows why nanoparticle is best option -Nanoparticle now being tested in Type 1 diabetes and asthma In a breakthrough for nanotechnology and multiple sclerosis, a biodegradable nanoparticle turns out to be the perfect vehicle to stealthily deliver an antigen...

Promising Nerve Research From Stem Cells Plus Nanofibers
2012-11-07 15:29:57

University of Michigan Health System Researchers coax cells to grow and myelinate along thin fibers, with potential use in testing treatments for neurological diseases Every week in his clinic at the University of Michigan, neurologist Joseph Corey, M.D., Ph.D., treats patients whose nerves are dying or shrinking due to disease or injury. He sees the pain, the loss of ability and the other effects that nerve-destroying conditions cause — and wishes he could give patients more...

2012-11-02 14:49:03

World-leading experts in Magnetic Resonance Imaging from The University of Nottingham´s Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre have made a key discovery which could give the medical world a new tool for the improved diagnosis and monitoring of neuro-degenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis. The new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, reveals why images of the brain produced using the latest MRI techniques are so sensitive to the...

2012-11-01 23:17:41

In a new study appearing this month in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers have unlocked the complex cellular mechanics that instruct specific brain cells to continue to divide. This discovery overcomes a significant technical hurdle to potential human stem cell therapies; ensuring that an abundant supply of cells is available to study and ultimately treat people with diseases. “One of the major factors that will determine the viability of stem cell therapies is access to a safe...

2012-10-10 19:22:54

JUPITER, Fla., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Jerry Jacobson, biophysicist and inventor, announced today the results of studies on the effect of extremely low intensity electromagnetic fields on the restoration of forelimb grip strength, and radial nerve ultrastructure in mice with induced motor neuropathy. After administration of neurotoxin, mice persisted to exhibit a 56% decrease in grip strength; and radial nerve electron micrographs showed axonal demyelination, inactive mitochondria...

2012-10-10 15:23:34

LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New research directions are being explored to find therapies for hard to treat diseases. One exciting new approach is the use of autologous Adult Stem Cells. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is one of the many notable diseases adult stem cell therapy could potentially impact. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disorder in which an individual's own immune system attacks the 'myelin sheath'. The myelin sheath serves to protect the nerve cells within...

New Hope For Children With Fatal Brain Diseases Offered By Human Neural Stem Cells Study
2012-10-10 15:41:20

New findings demonstrate potential to treat a wide variety of disorders that affect myelin Physician-scientists at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children's Hospital have demonstrated for the first time that banked human neural stem cells – HuCNS-SCs, a proprietary product of StemCells Inc. – can survive and make functional myelin in mice with severe symptoms of myelin loss. Myelin is the critical fatty insulation, or sheath, surrounding new nerve fibers and...

2012-09-13 10:29:05

Cells that help nerve fibers transmit messages fail to mature, study shows BOSTON, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A growing body of research shows that children who suffer severe neglect and social isolation have cognitive and social impairments as adults. A study from Boston Children's Hospital shows, for the first time, how these functional impairments arise: Social isolation during early life prevents the cells that make up the brain's white matter from maturing and...