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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 23:17:11

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...

Double Whammy From Brain Enzyme For Alzheimer's Disease
2012-08-20 08:22:40

Sanford-Burnham researchers discover that an enzyme known for generating toxic brain plaques in Alzheimer's disease also causes additional memory and cognitive deficits via a separate mechanism The underlying causes of Alzheimer's disease are not fully understood, but a good deal of evidence points to the accumulation of β-amyloid, a protein that's toxic to nerve cells. β-amyloid is formed by the activity of several enzymes, including one called BACE1. Most Alzheimer's disease...

2012-08-10 02:54:34

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have identified a new stem cell population that may be responsible for giving birth to the neurons responsible for higher thinking. The finding also paves the way for scientists to produce these neurons in culture–a first step in developing better treatments for cognitive disorders, such as schizophrenia and autism, which result from disrupted connections among these brain cells. Published in the August 10, 2012 issue of the journal...

2012-08-07 09:45:45

Studies in mice reveal how mood-altering drugs may affect brain stem cells Working with mice, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have figured out how stem cells found in a part of the brain responsible for learning, memory and mood regulation decide to remain dormant or create new brain cells. Apparently, the stem cells “listen in” on the chemical communication among nearby neurons to get an idea about what is stressing the system and when they need to act. The researchers...

2012-07-26 02:30:20

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that it received a notice of issuance for patent number 12/710,097 titled: "Transplantation of Human Neural Cells for Treatment of Neurodegenerative Conditions." This patent covers both the culturing of central nervous system cells as well as their transplantation into spinal cord tissue to treat neurodegenerative conditions, including amytrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease). Neuralstem...

2012-07-24 06:26:14

BRANFORD, Conn., July 24, 2012, /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- PhoenixSongs Biologicals, Inc. today announced the release of their novel state of the art neural cell culture media system optimized for the growth and differentiation of human, rat, and mouse neural stem cells isolated from donated tissue, induced pluripotency stem (iPS) cells, or embryonic stem (ES) cells. These unique media formulations enable expansion of neural stem cell populations to a scale never before achieved and...

2012-07-17 12:01:40

Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered a cause-and-effect relationship between two well-established biological risk factors for schizophrenia previously believed to be independent of one another. The findings could eventually lead researchers to develop better drugs to treat the cognitive dysfunction associated with schizophrenia and possibly other mental illnesses. Researchers have long studied the role played in the brain's neurons by the Disrupted-in-Schizophrenia 1...

Effects From Low-cal Diets Seen In Fly Brain And Mouthpart
2012-07-16 13:06:17

Transmission of nerve signals is enhanced in the insects that eat less A novel technique for measuring tiny, rapid-fire secretions in the brains and mouthparts of fruit flies (drosophila) is providing insights into the beneficial effects of eating less – information that ultimately could help people suffering from neuromuscular disorders. Using the method, researchers uncovered never-before-seen brain chemistry that helps explain why fruit flies genetically manipulated to mimic...


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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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