Navigation Links
1 small step for neurons, 1 giant leap for nerve cell repair
Date:10/7/2009

This release is available in French.

The repair of damaged nerve cells is a major problem in medicine today. A new study by researchers at the Montreal NeurologicaI Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) and McGill University, is a significant advance towards a solution for neuronal repair. The study featured on the cover of the October 7 issue of Journal of Neuroscience, is the first to show that nerve cells will grow and make meaningful, functional contacts, or synapses - the specialized junctions through which neurons signal to each other - with an artificial component, in this case, plastic beads coated with a substance that encourages adhesion, and attracts the nerve cells.

"Many therapies, most still in the conceptual stage, are aimed at restoring the connection between the nerve cell and the severed nerve fibres that innervate a target tissue, typically muscle," says Dr. David Colman, Director of The Neuro and principal investigator in the study. "Traditional approaches to therapies would require the re-growth of a severed nerve fibre a distance of up to one meter in order to potentially restore function. The approach we are using however bypasses the need to force nerve cells to artificially grow these long distances, and eliminates the demand for two neurons to make a synapse, both of which are considerable obstacles to neuronal repair in a damaged system."

"We are tackling this problem in an entirely new way, as part of the McGill Program in NeuroEngineering," says Dr. Anna Lisa Lucido, who conducted research for the study as part of her PhD research at The Neuro and is currently a post-doctoral fellow at UCSF. "This program, spearheaded by Dr. Colman, is a multi-disciplinary consortium that brings together the knowledge, expertise and perspectives of 40 scientists from diverse fields to focus on the challenge of neuronal r
'/>"/>

Contact: Anita Kar
anita.kar@mcgill.ca
514-398-3376
McGill University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Prophylactic cranial irradiation in small cell lung cancer significantly increases survival
2. Governor Rendell Announces $2.1 Million Investment in Small Transit Vehicles
3. Karen Vigil Named Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Blue Shield of Californias Individual, Small Group, and Government Business Unit
4. Small Incisions Make Heart Valve Surgery Safer
5. American Red Cross and FedEx Announce Collaboration to Help Small Businesses Get Prepared for Disaster
6. Smaller breast reduction surgeries provide health benefits and should be reimbursed
7. Exponent to Present at the Upcoming Sidoti & Company Investor Forum and William Blair Small-Cap Growth Stock Conference
8. Activate America(R) Brings Together YMCAs Nationwide to Promote Small Steps Toward a Healthier Lifestyle During America on the Move Week With the YMCA, September 22-29, 2007
9. Small Bone Innovations Introduces the Artelon(R) STT Spacer to Increase Treatment Options for Thumb Arthritis
10. Small Army Takes on Cure for Diabetes and New Approach to Ending World Poverty with Addition of Non-Profit Accounts
11. Small Town Doctor Takes on Giants in Consumer Healthcare
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... 2015 , ... The Mount Sinai Health System will work with Columbia Care ... related, experimental treatments. The collaboration moves into the next phase with the recent decision ... five state licenses to produce and dispense medical marijuana. , Mount Sinai and ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... BioViva USA, ... the way we treat aging diseases. , BioViva announces it has begun a ... patients with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and find a cure. MaxLife will grant 100% of ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... Toledo, Ohio (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 ... ... U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Western Division (Case No. ... complaint (Case No: 3:15-cv-00397), the women experienced spontaneous migration of their Implanon® implants, ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... 2015 , ... The Heart Fit Clinic has increased a patient's fitness level ... of 150 beats versus 100 beats, this is a big deal," says Diamond Fernandes, ... back to patients with heart disease," he adds. People with angina are able to ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... 31, 2015 , ... Florida Hospital Tampa has started treating ... for targeted delivery of fluids to selected sites in the peripheral vascular system. ... with the device that provides direct, local delivery of chemotherapy to the pancreas. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Mount Sinai to Collaborate with Columbia Care on Medical Marijuana Research 2Health News:Mount Sinai to Collaborate with Columbia Care on Medical Marijuana Research 3Health News:BioViva USA, Inc.’s Alzheimer’s Disease Gene Therapy Human Trial 2Health News:BioViva USA, Inc.’s Alzheimer’s Disease Gene Therapy Human Trial 3Health News:Can Implanon® (Etonogestrel Implant) Go Missing? Zoll, Kranz & Borgess, LLC Files Another Lawsuit on Behalf of Women with Lost or Migrated Implanon® Implants 2Health News:Can Implanon® (Etonogestrel Implant) Go Missing? Zoll, Kranz & Borgess, LLC Files Another Lawsuit on Behalf of Women with Lost or Migrated Implanon® Implants 3Health News:Heart Fit Clinic Helps Patient Increase Fitness Level with External Counterpulsation 2Health News:Florida Hospital Tampa Expands Treatment Options for Patients with Pancreatic Cancer Using New Catheter Technology 2Health News:Florida Hospital Tampa Expands Treatment Options for Patients with Pancreatic Cancer Using New Catheter Technology 3Health News:Florida Hospital Tampa Expands Treatment Options for Patients with Pancreatic Cancer Using New Catheter Technology 4
... authored by two Memorial University faculty members published in ... the Public Library// of// Science (PLoS). Drs. Amin A. ... the paper, entitled, "Prevalence of depression among house holds ... the mental health policy." ,Dr. Muhammad Gadit ...
... allow a pioneering doctor, currently under house arrest in Henan ... award for her work on behalf// of HIV/AIDS patients, it ... had permission to travel," retired professor Gao Yaojie, 79, told ... holding her under house arrest for two weeks. ...
... found supporting evidence to implicate insulin-like growth factor receptor ... ,In a previous research, Terry J. Smith, M.D. and ... immunoglobulins and IGF-1R as a cause of inflammation and ... , The discovery of these mechanisms in ...
... University have developed a novel spraying method for delivering ... a new low-cost and scaleable technique that offers needle-free ... methods. The process could one day provide a better ... related spread of HIV/AIDS in the developing world. ...
... If you are cooking with garlic, crush the pods first ... benefits and medicinal properties are well known. It has long ... folklore for preventing everything from the common cold and flu ... herbal medicine and it contains compounds shown to help prevent ...
... on Friday plan to distribute 250,000 city-branded condoms as ... the spread of HIV// and other sexually transmitted infections, ... purple and yellow package is printed in English and ... Coming together to stop HIV in D.C.' The first ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:A Single Biological Mechanism Behind Several Autoimmune Disorders 2Health News:Scientists Partner to Develop and Distribute New Tuberculosis Vaccine 2Health News:Free Condoms Distribution to Prevent HIV in Washington 2
(Date:7/31/2015)... CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , July 31, 2015 ... to product success in the biopharmaceutical market. Patients ... the process of selecting and switching therapies. This ... and is pushing marketers, efforts toward patient-focused marketing. ... to patient engagement, marketers have learned it,s important ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... July 31, 2015  In today,s ever-changing marketplace, call ... increasingly mobile, increasingly connected, and increasingly impatient with slow ... customer interaction channels and tools is driving call centers ... According to research by benchmarking firm, ... (OTC) segment in a call center study realize the ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... 31, 2015  Seeger Weiss LLP is reporting that on ... warning letter to C.R. Bard, the manufacturer of Inferior ... to correct violations the agency found at two of Bard,s ... the FDA cited them during Inspectional Observations that occurred on ... Tempe, AZ , location and on October 6, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Consumers Forcing Pharmaceutical Industry to Shift its Marketing Focus from Products to Patients 2Best Practices in Building World-Class Consumer & Over-the-Counter Call Centers 2Seeger Weiss LLP Reports That The FDA Has Issued A Warning Letter To IVC Filter Manufacturer, C.R. Bard 2Seeger Weiss LLP Reports That The FDA Has Issued A Warning Letter To IVC Filter Manufacturer, C.R. Bard 3
... 20, 2011 Sevocity, a division of Conceptual MindWorks, ... selected by CITIA-SC as a preferred electronic health record ... Sevocity is the leading true Internet or cloud-based EHR. ... and customizable electronic health record system with low start-up ...
... 2011 Concentric Medical, Inc., the global leader in ... announced the launch of the expanded family of Merci ... 2.0 Soft and V 3.0 Soft, through recent Ichihen ... are now approved and reimbursed in Japan.  The Merci ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sevocity® Named Preferred EHR Vendor by CITIA-SC, South Carolina's Health IT Regional Extension Center (REC) 2Concentric Medical Launches Full Family of Merci Retrievers® in Japan 2Concentric Medical Launches Full Family of Merci Retrievers® in Japan 3
... two versions of the HeartMate Left Ventricular Assist ... is powered by wearable batteries that allow the ... (IP), which is powered by an external Drive ... native heart and are designed to assist the ...
... TISSEEL VH Fibrin Sealant has been ... in surgical repair. Containing uniform, reproducible concentrations ... Sealant simulates the final stage of the ... matrix clot that firmly adheres to connective ...
The Icy catheter is inserted into the femoral vein and resides in the inferior vena cava. Saline flow within the balloons creates a proprietary vortex flow pattern which maximizes heat exchange with...
...
Medicine Products: