Quantcast

Latest Nerve Stories

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...

2012-11-02 14:49:03

World-leading experts in Magnetic Resonance Imaging from The University of Nottingham´s Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre have made a key discovery which could give the medical world a new tool for the improved diagnosis and monitoring of neuro-degenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis. The new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, reveals why images of the brain produced using the latest MRI techniques are so sensitive to the...

Immune System Can Accelerate Regeneration Of Peripheral Nerves
2012-10-02 13:19:21

Finding the 'master knob to turn on nerve repair' Modulating immune response to injury could accelerate the regeneration of severed peripheral nerves, a new study in an animal model has found. By altering activity of the macrophage cells that respond to injuries, researchers dramatically increased the rate at which nerve processes regrew. Influencing the macrophages immediately after injury may affect the whole cascade of biochemical events that occurs after nerve damage, potentially...

2012-09-08 23:00:02

The abstract submission titled “Clinical Results from a Multicenter Registry Study on the Use of Processed Nerve Allograft for Sensory, Mixed and Motor Nerve Repairs” was selected for an Outstanding award and poster display at AATB 2012 Annual Meeting. Alachua, FL (PRWEB) September 07, 2012 AxoGen Inc., Inc. (OTCBB: AXGN), a leader in the science and commercialization of surgical solutions for peripheral nerve repair, announced today that its submission titled “Clinical...

2012-09-07 23:00:09

Attendees at ASSH 2012 are invited to join AxoGen to “Thank a Wounded Warrior” and donate to the Wounded Warrior Project. Alachua, FL (PRWEB) September 06, 2012 AxoGen, Inc. (OTCBB: AXGN) announced today that it has launched an initiative to support wounded warriors with the “Thank a Wounded Warrior” program at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand 2012 Meeting, September 6-8, in Chicago. Participants attending ASSH are invited to join AxoGen employees in...

2012-09-06 23:02:50

AxoGen to support educational events at ASSH 2012 featuring presentations by clinical experts on use of pioneering regenerative technologies in peripheral nerve repair. Alachua, FL (PRWEB) September 05, 2012 AxoGen, Inc. (OTCBB: AXGN), a leader in the science and commercialization of surgical solutions for peripheral nerve repair, announced today that Avance ® Nerve Graft, a processed nerve allograft for surgical repair and reconstruction of peripheral nerve segmental defects, will be...

2012-08-21 23:30:56

Discovery could lead to therapies for this condition, and a better understanding of how genetic mutations in the nervous system cause movement disorders in other parts of the body with a long term view to encouraging the re-growth of damaged cells A research team from King's College London and the University of Exeter Medical School has identified how a genetic mutation acts during the development of nerves responsible for controlling eye muscles, resulting in movement disorders such as...

2012-08-21 23:17:11

Working with units of material so small that it would take 50,000 to make up one drop, scientists are developing the profiles of the contents of individual brain cells in a search for the root causes of chronic pain, memory loss and other maladies that affect millions of people. They described the latest results of this one-by-one exploration of cells or "neurons" from among the millions present in an animal brain at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical...

2012-07-31 23:02:22

Besides the dieting required to shimmy into them, skinny jeans pose another health risk. If they are worn too tight, these jeans can cause a nerve disorder called Meralgia Paresthetica, which occurs when one of the nerves that runs in the outer part of a thigh gets compressed. Here is a tip, the remedy is simple: stop wearing skinny jeans. But the cure is more complicated for the 13 million Americans that go to the doctor annually for chronic back pain, often the result of a pinched nerve....


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
Related