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Diabetes researcher gets $5M boost

... efficacy of detecting the progress of diabetic neuropathy by looking at the nerves in the cornea, at the front of the eye. Diabetic neuropathy is a condition affecting around 50 per cent of ... Efron has found that the nerves affected by neuropathy are an exact match to nerves found in front of ...

Eribulin mesylate demonstrated anti-tumor activity in patients with advanced breast cancer

... mesylate. Patients with up to Grade 2 peripheral neuropathy were included in the study. The most frequently ... (10%; no Grade 4 events). Grade 3 peripheral neuropathy (a functional disturbance or damage to nerves ... in 5.5% of patients. No Grade 4 peripheral neuropathy events were reported. No correlation was seen ...

Mutation may cause inherited neuropathy

... percent of all those over age 60. Peripheral neuropathy results from damage to the nerves and nerve ... organs are affected. Hereditary sensory neuropathy affects predominantly sensory nerves. Symptoms ... been previously suggested that hereditary sensory neuropathy might be connected with disabled trafficking ...

DNA template could explain evolutionary shifts

... gene in the mother, who did not have the disorder, of two children with a neuropathy suggests that the mechanism might be considered in genetic counseling ... complex PMP22 rearrangement in the unaffected mother of two children with neuropathy suggests this mechanism can have implications for genetic counseling ...

Scientists track impact of DNA damage in the developing brain

... evidence linking single-strand DNA damage with human diseases, including ataxia with oculomotor apraxia (AOA1) and spinocerebellar ataxia with axonal neuropathy (SCAN1). Both disorders are inherited and are characterized by progressive difficulty with walking and other movement. AOA1 is among the most common ...

Researchers design first model motor nerve system that's insulated and organized like the human body

... they are in the human body. The model system will drastically improve understanding of the causes of myelin-related conditions, such as diabetic neuropathy and later, possibly multiple sclerosis (MS). In addition, the model system will enable the discovery and testing of new drug therapies for these ...

Structural biology scores with protein snapshot

... folding because of their work with DAGK, are now pursuing structural studies of misfolded membrane proteins that cause diseases including peripheral neuropathy (Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease), diabetes insipidus and Alzheimer's disease. "For proteins that misfold because of mutations, we're using NMR tools ...

A new mouse model provides insight into genetic neurological disorders

... a protein-making molecule, a mouse was made with symptoms similar to the nervous system diseases, Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) and hereditary motor neuropathy (HMN). In CMT and HMN, neurons that signal and maintain muscle cells become defective, which causes weakening and loss of muscle that is significant ...

Bad mix of bacterial remnants and genetics leads to arthritis

... characterized by granulomatous arthritis (arthritis caused by bacteria), uveitis (inflammation in the middle layer of the eye), skin rash and cranial neuropathy (a disorder affecting nerves that control sight, eye movement, hearing, and taste). "Now that we know that bacterial products can activate this NOD2 ...

Weill Cornell science briefs June/July 2008

... peripheral neuropathy. Diabetics often suffer from this condition because of high blood sugar levels that damage nerve cells. Those with peripheral neuropathy often endure chronic pain, cramping and sleepless nights that prevent them from living a normal lifestyle. But now, scientists believe that a ...

Charcot-marie-tooth disease research funding

... mutations in two small heat shock proteins, HSP27 and HSPB8, which can cause either CMT or the closely related disease Distal Hereditary Motor neuropathy (dHMN). The results of these studies will help to better understand the cell biological events leading to axon degeneration in CMT and dHMN. ...

Trial success for diabetic nerve therapy

... with long-term diabetes develop some form of neuropathy that can cause numbness and sometimes pain and ... organs, eyes and digestive tract. "Diabetic neuropathy is a major problem in insulin-dependent diabetes, ... progress of our clinical programme in diabetic neuropathy and by the reception it has received from the ...

Malfunctioning bone marrow cells sabotage nerve cells in diabetes

... to cause a dangerous nerve condition called neuropathy that disables many people with diabetes, said a ... does not ward off many of the complications. neuropathy is a common complication that causes pain and ... Discovering an underlying cause of diabetic neuropathy may enable us to design treatment strategies to ...

Diabetic nerve therapy shows 'striking' results

... neuropathies or nerve disorders. "Diabetic neuropathy is a major problem in insulin-dependent diabetes, ... with long-term diabetes develop some form of neuropathy that can cause numbness and sometimes pain and ... be affected by 2025. The causes of diabetic neuropathy are not fully understood but researchers ...

Scientists use gene transfer technology and common virus to block neuropathic pain

... or exposing the skin to small amounts of moderate heat. People with neuropathy perceive the filament's touch or heat as a painful sensation. Rats with neuropathy will lift their paw if the filament or heat produces pain. Rats without ...

Scientists use gene transfer technology and common virus to block neuropathic pain in animals

... or exposing the skin to small amounts of moderate heat. People with neuropathy perceive the filament's touch or heat as a painful sensation. Rats with neuropathy will lift their paw if the filament or heat produces pain. Rats without ...

New mechanism underlying pain found

... an opportunity for the development of new ways to treat the severe pain associated with such common conditions or diseases as sciatica, diabetic neuropathy and shingles. This research was presented at Neuroscience 2006, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Neuropathic pain, or the ...

Gradient guides nerve growth down spinal cord

... Foundation, the Robert Packard ALS Center at Johns Hopkins, the University of Chicago Brain Research Foundation and the Jack Miller Peripheral neuropathy Center supported this study. Additional authors include Yaobu Liu, Jun Shi. Chin-Chun Lu, and Anna Lyuksyutova of the University of Chicago, and ...
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