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UCF team's advanced nerve cell system could help cure diabetic neuropathy, related diseases

... caused by a loss of myelin insulation around nerves can be debilitating and even deadly, but adequate ... with a report on the first lab-grown motor nerves that are insulated and organized the same way ... nodes of Ranvier formation ever on motor nerves in a lab culture, among other advances. ...

Prominent Urologist Dr. David B. Samadi Presents Breakthrough Robotic Surgery Techniques on OR Live Webcast

... function since severing or damaging the cavernous nerves causes erectile dysfunction. These nerves course laterally along the prostate and rectum ... is, too. Put simply, preserving the cavernous nerves preserves sexual potency. There are treatments ...

Microsurgery on the brain of the fruit fly leads to new insights into irreparable nerve injuries

... resulting from traffic accidents. Because the nerves in a damaged spinal cord cannot, or cannot fully, ... not only stimulates the growth of the severed nerves but the nerves also grow correctly in the direction of their ...

Creating the Bionic Woman: Making Nerves Spring Back to Life

... 2007 conference in Baltimore. "Peripheral nerves control the body's motor and sensory functions ... plastic surgery that allows nerves and muscles to merge with, power, and move ... over time and tighten around nerves. Constricted nerves are also a cause of migraine headaches. Plastic ...

Sangamo BioSciences Announces Results From Diabetic Neuropathy Clinical Trial SB-509-601

... NCV in this more severe population that presents with "blocked" nerves or nerves with unmeasurable NCVs provides a binary outcome. The SB-509-701A trial is ... injections in a distribution pattern that targets the major peripheral nerves in the legs and feet. The symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy and ...

GBS/CIDP Foundation to Hold 10th International Symposium

... disorders. GBS is an inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves and is characterized by the rapid onset of weakness and often paralysis of ... develop in persons of any age. CIDP is a rare disorder of the peripheral nerves with weakness occurring over two or more months and is characterized by ...

Rutgers neuroscience may hold key to hearing loss remedy

... line the cochlea and convert acoustic signals into electrical signals that nerves then carry to the brain. Where some hair cells exist, sounds can be ... described the hair cells as being analogous to the keys of a piano and the nerves to which they attach the spiral ganglion neurons that connect to the ...

Sangamo BioSciences Announces ZFP Therapeutic Data From Nerve Regeneration Program at Society for Neuroscience Meeting

... that our ZFP TF activator of VEGF expression has regenerative effects on nerves and increases the density of blood vessels in and around the treated ... year primarily in young adults. The spinal cord is the major bundle of nerves that carries nerve impulses to and from the brain to the rest of the body. ...

PTC Therapeutics Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of PTC299 in Patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 2

... the auditory nerves, often leading to deafness and problems with balance. If unchecked, NF2-related tumors may eventually damage other cranial nerves and the brainstem, and become life-threatening. Current standard treatments for NF2-related tumors include surgery and radiation therapy. However, ...

PTC Therapeutics Receives $2.6 Million in Government Grants

... the auditory nerves, often leading to deafness and problems with balance. If unchecked, NF2-related tumors may eventually damage other cranial nerves and the brainstem, becoming life threatening. Current standard treatments for NF2-related tumors include surgery and radiation therapy. VEGF plays ...

NeurogesX Receives European Commission Approval for Qutenza(TM)

... date of August 16, 2009. About Neuropathic Pain Neuropathic pain is a type of chronic pain that results from injury to, or dysfunction of, nerves in the central or peripheral nervous systems. Peripheral neuropathic pain is an inappropriate sensation of pain that results when injured or ...

NeurogesX Presents Two Posters at 61st Annual American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting

... and matched controls. About Neuropathic Pain Neuropathic pain is a type of chronic pain that results from injury to, or dysfunction of, nerves in the central or peripheral nervous systems. Peripheral neuropathic pain is an inappropriate sensation of pain that results when injured or ...

Life sticks: UC San Diego bioengineer's sticky insights published in journal Science

... Diego Health System. The team is trying to uncover the cause of unexplained lower back pain in patients with no obvious disk degeneration, pinched nerves or other known causes of lower back pain. "No matter what your area of expertise, there is someone that has a complementary area of expertise that ...

NeurogesX' Qutenza(TM) (NGX-4010) Receives Positive Committee Recommendation in European Union

... ending April 20, 2009. About Neuropathic Pain Neuropathic pain is a type of chronic pain that results from injury to, or dysfunction of, nerves in the central or peripheral nervous systems. Peripheral neuropathic pain is an inappropriate sensation of pain that results when injured or ...

International Robotic Urology Symposium Reports on Benefits of Cooling During Robotic-Assisted Prostate Surgery and Introduces InnerCool's New Investigational UroCool System

... tissue. It is a complex procedure because the prostate gland is located deep inside the pelvis and is intimately associated with delicate nerves that control erections and bladder control. Historically, radical prostatectomy has been performed as an open procedure requiring surgical precision ...

Victhom announces the completion of the second phase of the apnea therapy development

... on detection of obstructive apnea from sensory signals in vagal nerve. The continued research has revealed that in fact, sensory signals in various nerves innervating the larynx and the breathing airway can provide a good source for the detection of respiration rate and onset and the duration of any ...

Cardium's InnerCool Announces First Patient Treated With New Tissue-Specific UroCool(TM) System in Robotic-Assisted Prostate Surgery Study

... tissue. It is a complex procedure because the prostate gland is located deep inside the pelvis and is intimately associated with delicate nerves that control erections and bladder control. Historically, radical prostatectomy has been performed as an open procedure requiring surgical precision ...

Singapore Medicine - Singapore Doctors Use Hi-Tech Implant to Add Space to Narrowed Spinal Canals

... lumbar spinal stenosis, this is when spinal discs undergo wear and tear from natural degeneration. In the process, the spinal canals are narrowed and nerves may be impinged, causing the typical symptoms. To correct the problem, open surgery or a laminectomy may become necessary to distract the two ...

Cardium's InnerCool Announces New Tissue-Specific UroCool(TM) System for Use in Prostate Surgeries

... surrounding tissue. It is a complex procedure because the prostate gland is located deep inside the pelvis and is intimately associated with delicate nerves that control erections and bladder control. Historically, radical prostatectomy has been performed as an open procedure requiring surgical precision ...

Repligen Receives Research Grants to Support Friedreich's Ataxia Development Program

... the proper functioning of the mitochondria, the power plant of both neural and muscle cells. Low levels of frataxin lead to degeneration of both the nerves controlling muscle movements in the arms and legs and the nerve tissue in the spinal cord. Approximately one in every 50,000 people in the United ...

VIDEO from Medialink and Med-El: New Technology is Music to People's Ears

... deaf or severely hard-of-hearing. Unlike a traditional hearing aid, the implant does not amplify sound but directly stimulates functioning auditory nerves with electric impulses. Now a new implant system, Maestro, is taking hearing technology to the next level. The system consists of the thinnest and ...

Sangamo BioSciences Announces Presentation of Phase 1 Data of ZFP Therapeutic at International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) Meeting

... division giving rise to more stem cells and, under certain conditions, can be induced to become cells with a special function in the body such as nerves and blood vessels. It is believed that in response to long-range signals, stem cells are able to migrate from the blood circulation into areas of ...

JCI table of contents: April 22, 2008

... presence of tangles, insoluble twisted fibers that build up inside the nerve cells of the brain resulting in malfunctions in communication between nerves and later in their death. As these tangles are due to abnormal aggregation of the tau protein, AD is classified as a tauopathy. Other tauopathies ...

Five Medical Technology Companies Host Premier Event for Cardiothoracic Surgeons

... and real-time image guided therapies for use in the operating room. Novadaq's proprietary ICG imaging systems can be used to visualize blood vessels, nerves and the lymphatic system during a variety of surgical procedures. Novadaq's SPY(R) Imaging System, commercially available worldwide, enables cardiac ...

BioMS Medical achieves enrollment milestone in U.S. phase III multiple sclerosis trial

... of Action ----------------------------------------- In MS patients, the body's immune system inappropriately attacks the myelin coating around the nerves in the brain and spinal column, whereas healthy people are "tolerant" of such normal body components. The proposed mechanism of action of MBP8298 is, ...

XTL Biopharmaceuticals Initiates Phase IIb Clinical Trial of Bicifadine for the Treatment of Diabetic Neuropathic Pain

... a period of 45 days after the call. ABOUT DIABETIC NEUROPATHIC PAIN Diabetic neuropathic pain is a chronic pain condition resulting from damage to nerves in patients with diabetes. Diabetic neuropathic pain, which manifests itself primarily in the feet, can often be debilitating thus preventing ...

MultiVu Video Feed: Allergan, Inc. Partners With "Project Runway" Designer Kara Saun and Gen Art Fresh Faces In Fashion to Raise Awareness About Excessive Underarm Sweating

... is BOTOX(R) (Botulinum Toxin Type A). BOTOX(R) injections help control severe underarm sweating by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don't receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops. In a clinical study, the median ...

Midwest technology bosses should stop flaunting their wealth at work

... out there, heres our behavior to terminate for this week. This one is directed at bosses and senior executives. The behavior thats getting on peoples nerves is when you spout off in front of regular employees about how much money you have and where you spend it. I have run into this practice a few ...

Is Google's cafeteria a competitive weapon?

... tips offered include avoiding exposure to brain-cell killing lead (Google is a lead-free work environment), wiggling your toes frequently to activate nerves that stimulate the brain (sandals are de rigueur fashion at Google Labs), taking short naps to enhance the information processing capacity of the ...

New battery technology helps stimulate nerves

... says West, whose new battery technology powers a "microstimulater" not much larger than a pencil lead and that can be injected near target nerves to help overcome the faulty nervous system wiring at the heart of Parkinson's, epilepsy and incontinence. "The idea is that whenever you have a ...

Cardinal Health likes growth potential of Viasys NeuroCare Group

... about 20 percent of the company's annual revenue. Not only does it develop products that monitor the brain, muscles, blood flow, hearing, and nerves - both in critical care and general clinical settings - its products frequently are used in the diagnosis of stroke. With the aging population, ...

Development of an adrenergic α2a receptor binding assay using the LEADseeker Multimodality Imaging System

... , and α 2c . Both α 2a and α 2c subtypes are required for normal presynaptic control of neurotransmitter release from sympathetic nerves from the heart and from central noradrenergic neurons. α 2a adrenergic receptors inhibit transmitter release at high stimulation frequencies ...
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