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The Itch Molecule
2013-05-24 08:20:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using mouse models, researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have discovered a small molecule that is released in the spinal cord that triggers a process later experienced in the brain as the sensation of itch. The results of this study were published in a recent issue of Science. The molecule, natriuretic polypeptide b (Nppb), selectively plugs into a specific nerve cell in the spinal cord. This nerve cell sends...

2013-05-19 23:00:33

Neuracel, a leading medicinal company renowned for its herbal products, claims to have found a natural cure for peripheral neuropathy with the launch of its Ultimate neuropathy support system. More information regarding the product and its ingredients can be found on http://www.neuracel.com. Boise, Idaho (PRWEB) May 19, 2013 A leading symptom of peripheral neuropathy, the problem of restless feet, may be put to an end through natural ways, such as Neuracel´s Ultimate Support System....

2013-05-01 23:00:12

Full Nerve Repair Product Portfolio Now Approved in Europe Alachua, FL (PRWEB) May 01, 2013 AxoGen, Inc. (OTCBB: AXGN), a leading regenerative medicine company focused on the commercialization of proprietary products and technologies for peripheral nerve reconstruction and regeneration, today announced European CE Mark approval for two of its nerve repair products, AxoGuard® Nerve Protector and AxoGuard® Nerve Connector. AxoGuard® Nerve Connector and AxoGuard® Nerve...

2013-04-19 23:00:03

Data from on-going Ranger® Registry to be Poster Presentations at Major Plastic Surgery Conference Alachua, FL (PRWEB) April 19, 2013 AxoGen, Inc. (OTCBB: AXGN) a leading regenerative medicine company focused on the commercialization of proprietary products and technologies for peripheral nerve reconstruction and regeneration, announced today the presentation of two posters submitted by study investigators based on clinical use of Avance® Nerve Graft at the American Association of...

2013-03-21 10:11:04

Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) have found what they say is evidence that veterans who suffer from "Gulf War Illness" have physical changes in their brains not seen in unaffected individuals. Brain scans of 31 veterans with the illness, compared to 20 control subjects, revealed anomalies in the bundles of nerve fibers that connect brain areas involved in the processing and perception of pain and fatigue. The discovery, published online March 20 in PLOS ONE, could...

2013-01-08 10:05:13

Insect research yields insights for muscle control and nerve disorders in mammals, including humans Working with fruit flies, Johns Hopkins scientists have decoded the activity of protein signals that let certain nerve cells know when and where to branch so that they reach and connect to their correct muscle targets. The proteins´ mammalian counterparts are known to have signaling roles in immunity, nervous system and heart development, and tumor progression, suggesting broad...

Severed Nerves Guided Back To Health With Hybrid Tunnel
2012-12-17 16:55:26

Penn State Building a tunnel made up of both hard and soft materials to guide the reconnection of severed nerve endings may be the first step toward helping patients who have suffered extensive nerve trauma regain feeling and movement, according to a team of biomedical engineers. "Nerve injury in both central nervous system and peripheral nervous system is a major health problem," said Mohammad Reza Abidian, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, Penn State. "According to the...

Mechanisms Behind Response To Gentle Touch Discovered
2012-12-10 05:47:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) researchers has reportedly discovered the group of nerve cells responsible for communicating the sensation of gentle touch in fruit flies -- and possibly in humans and other organisms as well -- potentially shedding light on one of most mysterious senses in all of biology. In their research, which has been published online by the journal Nature, the UCSF researchers studied...

2012-11-23 10:40:03

IRCM researchers discover a nerve cell´s internal clock A team of IRCM researchers, led by Dr. Frédéric Charron, recently uncovered a nerve cell´s internal clock, used during embryonic development. The discovery was made in collaboration with Dr. Alyson Fournier´s laboratory at the Montreal Neurological Institute. Published today in the prestigious scientific journal Neuron, this breakthrough could lead to the development of new tools to repair and...

Promising Nerve Research From Stem Cells Plus Nanofibers
2012-11-07 15:29:57

University of Michigan Health System Researchers coax cells to grow and myelinate along thin fibers, with potential use in testing treatments for neurological diseases Every week in his clinic at the University of Michigan, neurologist Joseph Corey, M.D., Ph.D., treats patients whose nerves are dying or shrinking due to disease or injury. He sees the pain, the loss of ability and the other effects that nerve-destroying conditions cause — and wishes he could give patients more...