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2012-07-26 01:06:23

Several years ago, Prof. Michael Fainzilber and his group in the Biological Chemistry Department made a surprising discovery: Proteins thought to exist only near the cell nucleus could also be found in the far-off regions of the body's longest cells – peripheral nerve cells that extend processes called axons, reaching up to a meter in length in adult humans.

2012-07-20 12:31:18

Korean scientists have used tiny stars, squares and triangles as a toolkit to create live neural circuits in a dish.

2012-06-28 20:15:46

Mayo Clinic researchers have successfully used smaller, folded DNA molecules to stimulate regeneration and repair of nerve coatings in mice that mimic multiple sclerosis (MS).

2012-06-16 00:53:10

Researchers from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter, in collaboration with colleagues from Rutgers University, Newark and University College London, have furthered understanding of the mechanism by which the cells that insulate the nerve cells in the peripheral nervous system, Schwann cells, protect and repair damage caused by trauma and disease.

2012-06-07 08:33:20

Ask the average person the street how the brain develops, and they'll likely tell you that the brain's wiring is built as newborns first begin to experience the world.

2012-05-23 19:20:41

A new study finds that transplanting embryonic cells into adult mouse spinal cord can alleviate persistent pain.

2012-05-21 23:00:43

The George Jarkesy Show, a nationally syndicated radio program focusing on the intersection of politics and business, welcomed AxoGen co-founder and Vice President to discuss the company’s “perseverance”

2012-05-17 23:02:04

The George Jarkesy Show, a nationally syndicated radio program focusing on the intersection of politics and business, welcomed AxoGen co-founder and Vice President to discuss the company’s “perseverance”

Surgery Returns Hand’s Function After Spinal Cord Injury
2012-05-16 04:50:22

Surgeons at Washington State University in St. Louis recently revealed that they were able to restore some hand function in a quadriplegic patient who suffered from a spinal cord injury at the C7 Vertebra, which is the lowest bone in the neck.

2012-05-15 21:04:53

Surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have restored some hand function in a quadriplegic patient with a spinal cord injury at the C7 vertebra, the lowest bone in the neck.


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