Navigation Links
Protein in human hair shows promise for regenerating nerves
Date:1/10/2008

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. A protein found in human hair shows promise for promoting the regeneration of nerve tissue and could lead to a new treatment option when nerves are cut or crushed from trauma.

In the current issue of Biomaterials, scientists from Wake Forest University School of Medicine reported that in animal studies the protein keratin was able to speed up nerve regeneration and improve nerve function compared to current treatment options.

We found that the nerve repair happened more quickly and consistently, and that functional recovery was higher, said Mark Van Dyke, Ph.D., senior author and an assistant professor of regenerative medicine. The fact that we were able to accomplish this with gels made from keratin is pretty remarkable.

Current treatments for repairing damaged nerves include microsurgery to sew two ends of the nerve together, using a nerve from another part of the body to replace a damaged section, or placing an empty tube between the cut ends so that nerve fibers can grow through it and back into the muscle.

Grafting a nerve from another part of the body is usually the most effective option, but it creates another injury site and isnt possible in all patients. The tubes, known as nerve guidance conduits, cannot be used in gaps longer than three or four centimeters. In addition, nerve regeneration with this method is not always successful. For example, after about age 17, nerves dont regenerate as well.

Laboratory scientists have tried placing natural materials, such as collagen, into the conduits to promote nerve regeneration. Van Dykes team was the first to use keratin, which is believed to contain molecules that regulate cell behavior.

The scientists collected human hair from a local barber shop and chemically processed it to remove the keratin. They purified the keratin protein and used it to form gels that were then used to fill the nerve guidance conduits. They studied how kera
'/>"/>

Contact: Karen Richardson
krchrdsn@wfubmc.edu
336-716-4453
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Protein power: Researchers trigger insulin production in diabetic mice
2. Protein Nasal Spray Revives Sleep-Deprived Monkeys
3. Protein a possible key to allergy and asthma control
4. Jefferson scientists find protein potential drug target for treatment-resistant prostate cancer
5. Receptor protein appears to be key in breakdown of kidney filtration
6. Protein-dependent switch regulates intracellular trafficking in epithelial cells
7. Researchers led by Penn vet uncover the delicate protein balance behind the immune system response
8. Extracellular protein sensitizes ovarian cancer cells to chemotherapy
9. St. Jude Finds Mechanism for Faulty Protein Disposal
10. St. Jude finds mechanism for faulty protein disposal
11. Brain Protein May Be a Clue to Autism
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Padre Murphy's and ... supporter of Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA). The ... Murphy's in getting everyone, including NFL greats, treated for obstructive ... the leading groups supporting the cause in the valley. The ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 23, 2015 Angelweddingdress is a famous ... invites its customers to follow it on Facebook, Twitter, and ... Valentine’s Day gift. Angelweddingdress draws a lottery every week. , ... to Feb. 28, 2015. Click Angelweddingdress homepage for ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 The federal court overseeing thousands ... District Court, Southern District of West Virginia has upheld a ... proceeding’s first bellwether trial. In an Order dated January 21st, ... after finding that C.R. Bard had not proven a miscarriage ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... New York (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... after Fresenius Medical Care recalled its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte ... multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, District of ... dated January 20th, the Court has remanded a case ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Carinsurancesavings.biz has released a new blog ... dismemberment insurance . , Purchasing an accidental death and ... advantageous. This type of rider provides benefits if the insured ... considered a lesser form of life insurance. , AD&D ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 2Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 3Health News:Angelweddingdress Invites Its Customers To Follow It On Facebook, Twitter, And Pinterest 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Can Be Purchased at Low Prices Online 2
... Retardation -, PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 9 When ... ring before birth, they may,disrupt normal development and ... Children,s Hospital of Philadelphia will be investigating,one such ... Ring Chromosome,20 Foundation., Ring chromosome 20 syndrome, ...
... 9 House Republican Whip Roy,Blunt (Mo.) issued ... Clyburn (D-S.C.) yesterday suggested on CNN that Democrats ... the president,s veto of the,SCHIP bill:, "Yesterday, ... be,hard-pressed to override the president,s veto of a ...
... Quebec City, October 9, 2007People who experience chronic job ... of suffering from a second one, reports a research ... October 10 issue of the Journal of the American ... clearly demonstrate the risks associated with job strain for ...
... Oct. 9 Recent studies by Best,Practices, LLC ... 34 R&D,FTE,s per Quality FTE in Pharmaceutical companies. ... employees to effectively use a,Risk-Based Approach. Does your ... structure for Quality Assurance in R&D? What tools,are ...
... WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 The following was released,today by ... EDT, MR. TENPAS: Good morning. I am ... and Natural Resources Division here at the,Department of ... EPA,s,assistant administrator for Enforcement and Compliance Assurance., ...
... to boost abstinence, study finds , , TUESDAY, Oct. 9 ... seizures could be added to the short list of ... new study suggests. , The drug topiramate proved measurably ... from heavy drinking, the study authors said. , "Not ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Grant Supports Study of Abnormal Ring-Shaped Chromosomes 2Health News:Chronic job strain doubles the risk of a second heart attack 2Health News:Best Practice Database: Complimentary Excerpt of Pharma Quality Assurance Toolkit Available from Best Practices, LLC 2Health News:Transcript of Press Conference Announcing Settlement in United States Et Al vs. American Electric Power 2Health News:Transcript of Press Conference Announcing Settlement in United States Et Al vs. American Electric Power 3Health News:Transcript of Press Conference Announcing Settlement in United States Et Al vs. American Electric Power 4Health News:Transcript of Press Conference Announcing Settlement in United States Et Al vs. American Electric Power 5Health News:Transcript of Press Conference Announcing Settlement in United States Et Al vs. American Electric Power 6Health News:Transcript of Press Conference Announcing Settlement in United States Et Al vs. American Electric Power 7Health News:Transcript of Press Conference Announcing Settlement in United States Et Al vs. American Electric Power 8Health News:Transcript of Press Conference Announcing Settlement in United States Et Al vs. American Electric Power 9Health News:Epilepsy Drug Holds Promise as Treatment for Alcoholism 2Health News:Epilepsy Drug Holds Promise as Treatment for Alcoholism 3
(Date:1/23/2015)... CHENGDU, China , Jan. 23, 2015 Tianyin ... pharmaceutical company that specializes in the development and sale ... branded generics and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) today announced ... Facility (JCM) API operation. 1. Following the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... - Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQX:PVTTF; CSE:PVO), ("Pivotal" or the "Company"), a ... cardiovascular disease and overall health is pleased to provide you ... its outlook for 2015 from the CEO, Mr. Eugene ... would like to take this opportunity to share with you ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3h534b/infectious ) has ... Market by Product, Application, Technology, End User - Global ... The infectious disease diagnostics market is expected ... million by 2019 from $12,422.8 million in 2014. Increase ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:TPI's JCM Updates on Import Registration for International Clients 2TPI's JCM Updates on Import Registration for International Clients 3TPI's JCM Updates on Import Registration for International Clients 4Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 2Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 3Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 4Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 5Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 6Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 7Global Infectious Disease Diagnostics (Instruments, Reagents, Services, Software) Market - Forecast to 2019 2Global Infectious Disease Diagnostics (Instruments, Reagents, Services, Software) Market - Forecast to 2019 3
... , SAN DIEGO, Nov. 24 ... present at the 21st Annual Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference at ... 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. , (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090413/LA97352LOGO ... accessible on the Investors page of the Company,s website at ...
... , CINCINNATI, Nov. 23 HealthWarehouse.com, ... today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended ... driven by heavy growth in prescription sales and pharmacy transfers. ... loss for the quarter was $619,114 compared to a net ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Optimer Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 21st Annual Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference 2HealthWarehouse.com, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Financial Results; Revenues, Margins, and Orders Shipped Increase Over Third Quarter 2008 2HealthWarehouse.com, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Financial Results; Revenues, Margins, and Orders Shipped Increase Over Third Quarter 2008 3
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: