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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. Paul Constante and staff of Dynamic Medical and Rehab in Louisville has a specialized exam and evaluation to find the true cause of the problem, thereby, helping his team of doctors and practitioners deliver the proper treatment of this painful and...

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. The method, which enables efficient evaluation of a nerve's response to millions of electrode designs, is an integral step toward building more accurate and capable electrodes to stimulate nerves and thereby enable people with paralysis or...

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. It can work on Apple personal devices such as iPhones, iPads and iPods, and will soon be...

2011-06-24 17:23:14

Results may provide new strategy to prevent amputations Blood vessels and supporting cells appear to be pivotal partners in repairing nerves ravaged by diabetic neuropathy, and nurturing their partnership with nerve cells might make the difference between success and failure in experimental efforts to regrow damaged nerves, Johns Hopkins researchers report in a new study. About 20 percent of diabetics experience neuropathy, a painful tingling, burning or numbness in the hands and feet that...

2011-06-24 07:52:50

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--Feelings of painful tingling, burning, and numbness in the hands and feet can be reflective of major nerve damage. About twenty percent of diabetics experience these symptoms, know as neuropathy, which can sometimes lead to infections and amputations of the toes, fingers, hands, and feet. However, in a recent study conducted at Johns Hopkins, blood vessels and supporting cells appeared to be pivotal partners in repairing nerves damaged by diabetic neuropathy. Current...

2011-05-25 13:57:19

New information has come to light explaining how injured skin cells and touch-sensing nerve fibers coordinate their regeneration during wound healing. UCLA researchers Sandra Rieger and Alvaro Sagasti found that a chemical signal released by wounded skin cells promotes the regeneration of sensory fibers, thus helping to ensure that touch sensation is restored to healing skin. They discovered that the reactive oxygen species hydrogen peroxide, which is found at high concentrations at wounds,...

2011-04-13 21:52:53

Compounds helped nerve extensions re-grow faster in mouse studies Drugs already in development to treat Alzheimer's disease may eventually be tapped for a different purpose altogether: re-growing the ends of injured nerves to relieve pain and paralysis. According to a new Johns Hopkins study, experimental compounds originally designed to combat a protein that builds up in Alzheimer's-addled brains appear to make crushed or cut nerve endings grow back significantly faster, a potential boon for...

2011-03-14 14:28:25

Research into how the brain transmits messages to other parts of the body could improve understanding of disorders such as epilepsy, dementia, multiple sclerosis and stroke Research into how the brain transmits messages to other parts of the body could improve understanding of disorders such as epilepsy, dementia, multiple sclerosis and stroke. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have identified a protein crucial for maintaining the health and function of the segment of nerve fibres...

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2011-02-14 10:44:59

The human brain consists of approximately one hundred billion nerve cells. Each of these cells needs to connect to specific other cells during the brain's development in order to form a fully functional organism. Yet how does a nerve cell know where it should grow and which cells to contact? Scientists of the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried have now shown that growing nerve cells realize when they've reached their target area in the fly brain thanks to the interaction of...

2011-02-09 15:02:26

New research using a mouse model of the motor neuron disease spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) reveals an abnormality in the way that sensory information is relayed to motor neurons in the spinal cord. Importantly, this disruption in communication occurs very early in disease progression and precedes the neuronal death and muscle weakness that are the hallmark of the disease. The study, published by Cell Press in the February 10 issue of the journal Neuron, suggests that therapeutic strategies...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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