Navigation Links
New Findings Could Reduce The Extent Of Spinal Cord Injuries

Neuro scientists say new findings in animals suggest a potential treatment to minimize disability after spinal cord and other nervous system injuries .

"Our approach is based on a natural mechanism cells have for protecting themselves,// called the stress protein response," say specialists . Researchers say the goal of their work is to prevent or minimize the "secondary" cell death that occurs in the hours and days after a spinal cord or brain injury. During this period, cells surrounding the injury can become inflamed and die, a cascading response that worsens disability.

The research showed that up to 50 percent of the motor and sensory nerve cell death could be prevented in mice with sciatic nerve injury and researchers feel they are on their way to developing a treatment that is effective in preventing motor nerve cell death, which is significant to people because loss of motor neurons means paralysis say specialists .

Cells produce proteins called Hsc70 and Hsp70 that help protect them from death when they are exposed to heat, injury or any other stresses that threaten their normal function.This is a way cells have of protecting themselves," researchers feel if they can figure out a way to facilitate the above response, they could potentially limit the amount of damage that is caused.

For the study, the researchers treated injured sciatic nerves in mice with Hsc70 and Hsp70. In mice treated with the proteins, cell death was reduced by up to 50 percent compared to mice that weren't treated.

"We don't know whether the protein is functioning in the same way as when it's made in the cells, but we're working to learn more about this effect. If we can understand it better, we'll know what form it should be in and what the doses should be to maximize the protective benefits." say researchers ,and they hope to use their knowledge about the proteins and how they work to develop drugs that could be used to treat injury.
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Latest Findings On The Deadly Disease - SARS
2. New Findings for Repeated Miscarriages
3. How Healthy Are Herbal Products? US Findings.
4. Dispute in Findings about Radiation exposure
5. New Findings on Autism Research
6. Engineering Nutrient-Rich Plants Made For Feasible By New Findings
7. Study Findings Could Help In Developing A Better Drug Delivery System
8. Findings Suggest New Method to Fight Staph Infections
9. Most Suicide Rates Decline, but Findings Are Puzzling
10. Arimidex-Herceptin Combo Therapy For Breast Cancer-Clinical Trial Findings
11. Soy Protein Study Generates New Findings
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/22/2017)... , ... August 22, 2017 , ... Five Star Glass is new to the Texas ... and replacement of auto glass for most makes and models, in Grand Prairie, TX, located ... , They have been a family owned business for the past 40 years with ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 22, 2017 , ... “Wilderness Voices”: ... of world travel. “Wilderness Voices” is the creation of published author, Martha McKown, ... Martha McKown was inspired as a very young child when her older sisters studied ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... , ... “Covert Awakening”: Walid’s spiritual journey from Islamic terrorist ... a consultant for the Intelligence Community. For more than ten years, she ... region. Julianne has written hundreds of reports for the US government analyzing ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... North Carolina (PRWEB) , ... August 22, 2017 ... ... strategic advisor. Mr. Stewart is the Founder and Managing Member for t4 Leadership ... that have become critical to his definition of “success”: physician leadership development, servant ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... “Call Of Spiritual Duty”: a ... creation of published author, C.S. Lizarde. Growing up on the streets of North ... When Carlos began to apply the Biblical keys to his life, he noticed immediately ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/7/2017)... , Aug. 7, 2017 Zimmer Biomet Holdings, ... healthcare, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved ... the third quarter of 2017. ... paid on or about October 27, 2017 to stockholders of ... 2017.  Future declarations of dividends are subject to approval of ...
(Date:8/7/2017)...  Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP ) ... all known U.S. mesh product liability claims and that ... remaining U.S. claims at reasonable values. Under the agreements, ... quarter of 2017 and continuing through the fourth quarter ... results, the Company intends to increase its mesh product ...
(Date:8/3/2017)... 2017  Opioid addiction and other drugs of abuse, ... and threatening outcomes, were problems taken on directly as ... that support them, met this week. This according to ... drugs of abuse, procalcitonin and acute kidney injury were ... 69th meeting in San Diego, CA. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: