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2014-01-24 23:05:08

Company to participate in International Symposium on Peripheral Nerve Repair Alachua, FL (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), the only medical products company completely focused on peripheral nerve repair, today announced the acceptance of a scientific presentation on nerve repair at the International Symposium on Peripheral Nerve Regeneration (ISPNR) 2014 Meeting. The symposium, being held in Torino, Italy, acts as a platform for presenting and discussing new...

2014-01-10 23:03:41

The global nerve repair and regeneration market is segmented into peripheral nerve repair and neuromodulation segments. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/nerve-repair-regeneration-market-883.html (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 The “Nerve Repair & Regeneration Market by Xenografts (Conduits, Protectors), Neuromodulation [Internal (Spinal Cord, Deep Brain)], External (Transcranial Magnetic)], Surgery [Direct Nerve Repair, Grafting, Stem Cell] - Global Trend & Forecast to...

2014-01-09 23:22:34

AxoGen Symposium to feature panel of renowned leaders in nerve repair Alachua, FL (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), the only regenerative medicine company completely focused on peripheral nerve repair, today announced that it will sponsor a lunch symposium and panel discussion at the combined annual meetings of the American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS), American Society for Peripheral Nerve (ASPN) and American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM)...

2014-01-06 08:25:56

AxoGen is the only regenerative medicine company that is completely focused on peripheral nerve repair MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the peripheral nerve repair market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes AxoGen, Inc. with the 2013 North American Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Leadership Award for developing the Avance® Nerve Graft, a decellularized nerve allograft. Avance® Nerve Graft is the only commercially available...

Technology Developed To Regenerate Functional Neurons
2013-12-19 12:28:31

Penn State Researchers at Penn State University have developed an innovative technology to regenerate functional neurons after brain injury, and also in model systems used for research on Alzheimer's disease. The scientists have used supporting cells of the central nervous system, glial cells, to regenerate healthy, functional neurons, which are critical for transmitting signals in the brain. Gong Chen, a professor of biology, the Verne M. Willaman Chair in Life Sciences at Penn State,...

2013-12-18 11:36:08

Imagine kicking a cocaine addiction by simply popping a pill that alters the way your brain processes chemical addiction. New research from the University of Pittsburgh suggests that a method of biologically manipulating certain neurocircuits could lead to a pharmacological approach that would weaken post-withdrawal cocaine cravings. The findings have been published in Nature Neuroscience. Researchers led by Pitt neuroscience professor Yan Dong used rat models to examine the effects of...

Scientists Film Early Concussion Damage And Describe Brain's Response To Injury
2013-12-09 13:29:47

[ Watch the Video: Concussion Secrets Unveiled with Dr. Dorian McGavern ] NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke There is more than meets the eye following even a mild traumatic brain injury. While the brain may appear to be intact, new findings reported in Nature suggest that the brain's protective coverings may feel the brunt of the impact. Using a newly developed mouse trauma model, senior author Dorian McGavern, Ph.D., scientist at the National...

2013-12-03 13:59:23

The electrophysiological properties of potassium ion channels are regarded as a basic index for determining the functional differentiation of neural stem cells. A recent study published in the Neural Regeneration Research (Vol. 8, No. 28, 2013) showed that the proliferating neural stem cells selected were capable of differentiating into neural cells, and the differentiation process was accompanied by the expression of potassium currents. After 2 weeks of differentiation and development, the...

2013-11-25 16:39:32

A new kind of genetic switch can target the activities of just one type of brain cell Mysterious brain cells called microglia are starting to reveal their secrets thanks to research conducted at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Until recently, most of the glory in brain research went to neurons. For more than a century, these electrically excitable cells were believed to perform the entirety of the information processing that makes the brain such an amazing machine. In contrast, cells...

2013-11-21 12:36:27

Fish, unlike humans, can regenerate nerve connections and recover normal mobility following an injury to their spinal cord. Now, University of Missouri researchers have discovered how the sea lamprey, an eel-like fish, regrows the neurons that comprise the long nerve “highways” that link the brain to the spinal cord. Findings may guide future efforts to promote recovery in humans who have suffered spinal cord injuries. “There is a lot of attention to why, following a spinal cord...


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Brain
2013-03-05 13:54:00

Formation and Orientation The development of the brain is broken down into stages. The basic evolution begins in the third week of the embryonic process where the neural plate is formed. By week four, the neural plate has developed into the neural tube. The anterior part of the tube, the telencephalon, grows rapidly as it prepares to later give way to the brain. As time goes on, cells begin to classify themselves as either neurons or glial cells, thus determining their functions. Glial...

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