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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...

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...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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