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2012-01-11 11:55:56

Research from Queen Mary, University of London suggests that omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, have the potential to protect nerves from injury and help them to regenerate.

2012-01-06 15:11:48

Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard University, and the University of Cambridge have found that the age-related impairment of the body's ability to replace protective myelin sheaths, which normally surround nerve fibers and allow them to send signals properly, may be reversible, offering new hope that therapeutic strategies aimed at restoring efficient regeneration can be effective in the central nervous system throughout life.

2011-11-22 10:35:32

Functional electrical stimulation (FES) was developed to help return lost function to patients with upper and lower extremity injuries and spinal cord injuries, among other applications.

2011-09-28 12:44:44

Oxaliplatin, a platinum-based anticancer drug that's made enormous headway in recent years against colorectal cancer, appears to cause nerve damage that may be permanent and worsens even months after treatment ends.

2011-09-21 20:47:44

Biologists at the University of California, San Diego have identified more than 70 genes that play a role in regenerating nerves after injury, providing biomedical researchers with a valuable set of genetic leads for use in developing therapies to repair spinal cord injuries and other common kinds of nerve damage such as stroke.

2011-09-13 12:53:59

A new imaging technique could help doctors and researchers more accurately assess the extent of nerve damage and healing in a live patient.

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2011-08-22 12:38:57

Researchers from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine may have pinpointed the cause of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

2011-07-28 00:01:01

For many relief is not received because the treatment is flawed, or because the cause is not found. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) July 27, 2011 A Louisville doctor has introduced a new protocol to help patients with foot pain, numbness and burning. Dr.

2011-07-20 17:31:42

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a computer modeling method to accurately predict how a peripheral nerve axon responds to electrical stimuli, slashing the complex work from an inhibitory weeks-long process to just a few seconds.

2011-07-12 16:31:00

Nerve Whiz provides hand-held differential diagnosis ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 12, 2011 - With a new application developed by a U-M neurologist, better understanding of the anatomy of the peripheral nervous system can be found right on your iPhone. Nerve Whiz is a free application for medical professionals interested in learning the complex anatomy of nerve roots, plexuses, and peripheral nerves.


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