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:6/27/2016)... Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... leader in retailers of Eyeglasses . , Millions of individuals in the United ... life, eyeglasses have become a way to both correct vision and make a fashion ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a weight loss fitness plan ... fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, , ... They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise program ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users ... - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 ... Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the ... In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, ... just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The ... in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants to support its ... PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... ITASCA, Ill. , June 23, 2016  In a startling ... states are failing their residents by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan ... , a definitive ranking of how states are tackling the ... rating to only four states – Kentucky , ... and Vermont . Of the 28 failing states, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Bracket , a ... its next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) ... on June 26 – 30, 2016 in Philadelphia ... electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to fully ... Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform for ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Guerbet announced today that it has been named a ... One of 12 suppliers to receive the ... of Premier members through exceptional local customer service and ... lower costs. "We ... customer service from Premier," says Massimo Carrara , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: