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Researchers for the first time have induced robust regeneration of nerve connections that control voluntary movement after spinal cord injury, showing the potential for new therapeutic approaches to paralysis and other motor function impairments.
BOSTON, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers for the first time have induced robust regeneration of nerve tissue connections in injured adult spinal cord sites that control voluntary movement.
Harvard University researchers have uncovered a mechanism through which caloric restriction and exercise delay some of the debilitating effects of aging by rejuvenating connections between nerves and the muscles that they control.
Antibodies â€” warrior proteins the immune system makes to defend the body against invading pathogens such as viruses and bacteria â€” have a gentler side nobody knew about until now: They function not only as soldiers but also as nurses.
Once damaged, nerves in the spinal cord normally cannot grow back and the only drug approved for treating these injuries does not enable nerve regrowth.
Discovery underscores difficulties in developing regenerative spinal cord injury therapies.
Animal study suggests new target that might help aid recovery for patients with traumatic injuries.
Richard Borgens and his colleagues from the Center for Paralysis Research at the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine have a strong record of inventing therapies for treating nerve damage.
New research investigating neurological decline in a population of â€œsuper healthyâ€ elderly subjects found that the decline in neurological function of the peripheral nervous system attributed to aging may be related to metabolic factors, such as blood sugar levels, even if these factors are within the normal range.
An electronic device is an accurate technique for locating and avoiding nerves during spinal procedures, suggests a study by Henry Ford Hospital researchers.
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