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Latest Nerve Stories

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.

2011-04-13 21:52:53

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.

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.

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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.

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.

2011-02-07 14:16:53

Accidental damage to thin or buried nerves during surgery can have severe consequences, from chronic pain to permanent paralysis.

2011-01-27 15:23:24

This finding has particular importance because several neurodevelopmental disorders have recently been linked to genetic mutations in the complex developmental cascade containing Erk and its sister proteins.

2011-01-26 20:35:14

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine describes a key molecular mechanism in nerve fibers that ensures the rapid conductance of nervous system impulses.

2010-09-27 17:48:10

Unlike nerves of the spinal cord, the peripheral nerves that connect our limbs and organs to the central nervous system have an astonishing ability to regenerate themselves after injury.

2010-09-27 14:04:40

Researchers at Stanford University were able to use light to induce normal patterns of muscle contraction, in a study involving bioengineered mice whose nerve-cell surfaces are coated with special light-sensitive proteins.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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