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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...

2013-11-15 10:58:29

Identifying 'sensome' of microglia could improve understanding, treatments for neurodegenerative disorders Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have used a new sequencing method to identify a group of genes used by the brain's immune cells – called microglia – to sense pathogenic organisms, toxins or damaged cells that require their response. Identifying these genes should lead to better understanding of the role of microglia both in normal brains and in neurodegenerative...

2013-11-14 23:03:34

Peripheral Nerve Repair Company demonstrates growth to qualify for Technology Fast 500™ List Alachua, FL (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), a leader in the science and commercialization of surgical solutions for peripheral nerve repair, today announced it ranked 19th on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Karen Zaderej, Chief...

2013-10-23 10:19:04

New research by scientists at UC San Francisco shows that one of the brain's fundamental self-protection mechanisms depends on coordinated, finely calibrated teamwork among neurons and non-neural cells knows as glial cells, which until fairly recently were thought to be mere support cells for neurons. The study, which has implications for understanding neurodegenerative diseases, stroke, and other nervous system disorders, adds to a growing body of evidence that glial cells are integral to...

2013-10-15 23:33:34

Push to Walk staff attended the Working 2 Walk Science & Advocacy Symposium in Boston, Massachusetts on September 27 and September 28, 2013 hosted by Unite to Fight Paralysis. Riverdale, NJ (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Unite to Fight Paralysis began holding W2W in 2006 to bring research scientists, practitioners, investors, spinal cord injury (SCI) survivors and family members together. Attendees travel from all around the world to attend this annual conference to gain greater knowledge...

2013-10-09 23:26:48

Company to feature portfolio of products for peripheral nerve repair, protection and regeneration at AAOMS Annual Meeting Alachua, FL (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), a leader in the science and commercialization of surgical solutions for peripheral nerve repair, today announced the presentation of data on Avance® Nerve Graft at the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) 95th Annual Meeting, taking place October 7-12 in Orlando, Florida....

2013-10-03 23:30:50

Includes updated data from RANGER® Registry and physician presentations on nerve repair with AxoGen products Alachua, FL (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), a leader in the science and commercialization of surgical solutions for peripheral nerve repair, today announced the presentation of data on AxoGen’s Avance® Nerve Graft in four presentations, including updated data from the RANGER® Registry presented in a poster and podcast, at the American Society...

Novel Materials Created From Genome Of Elastomeric Materials
2013-09-09 12:47:44

Penn State A wide range of biologically inspired materials may now be possible by combining protein studies, materials science and RNA sequencing, according to an international team of researchers. "Biological methods of synthesizing materials are not new," said Melik C. Demirel, professor of engineering science and mechanics, Penn State. "What is new is the application of these principles to produce unique materials." The researchers looked at proteins because they are the building...

2013-07-29 23:00:44

Navy Corpsman injured while serving in Afghanistan Selected to Represent Tissue Recipients on the American Association of Tissue Bank’s “Donate Life” Float Alachua, FL (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 AxoGen, Inc. (OTCQB: AXGN), a leading regenerative medicine company focused on the development and commercialization of products and technologies for peripheral nerve reconstruction and regeneration, today announced that Navy Corpsman Edward Bonfiglio, a patient who received limb sparing surgery...


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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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