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Latest Nerve Stories

2010-04-16 13:50:45

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.

2010-04-15 09:03:12

New research investigating neurological decline in a population of “super healthy” 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.

2010-03-15 14:11:42

An electronic device is an accurate technique for locating and avoiding nerves during spinal procedures, suggests a study by Henry Ford Hospital researchers.

2010-03-02 09:25:00

Scientists at the Queensland Brain Institute have uncovered a vital clue into how the brain is wired, which could eventually steer research into nervous system disorders such as Parkinson's disease and cognitive disorders including autism.

2010-02-02 16:40:36

The cells regarded as the "gate-keepers" of the barrier between blood circulation and the peripheral nerves have been hard to study and even harder to isolate.

2010-01-26 12:20:40

Scientists at the Babraham Institute have discovered a novel survival factor whose rapid transport along nerve cells is crucial for keeping them alive.

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2009-12-02 10:10:00

New study about 'helper' cells has implications for nerve disorders such as multiple sclerosis.

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2009-11-20 07:55:00

Researchers have shown how an experimental drug might restore the function of nerves damaged in spinal cord injuries by preventing short circuits caused when tiny "potassium channels" in the fibers are exposed.

2009-11-10 09:12:33

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have discovered a mechanism that controls the brain's ability to create lasting memories.

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2009-11-09 07:26:46

Researchers at Purdue University have discovered a new approach for repairing damaged nerve fibers in spinal cord injuries using nano-spheres that could be injected into the blood shortly after an accident.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.