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GBS/CIDP Foundation International Appoints Patricia A. Bryant as Executive Director

... GBS is an inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves and is characterized by the rapid onset of ... age. CIDP is a rare disorder of the peripheral nerves with weakness occurring over two or more months ... It is caused by damage to the covering of the nerves called myelin. The Foundation was founded in ...

World-first high blood pressure treatment trialled in Melbourne

... develop the new surgical technique that disrupts nerves around the kidneys to dramatically reduce high ... targeted nerve area via catheter. As a result the nerves are silenced in the renal artery, which supplies ... to deliver the right amount of frequency to the nerves without damaging the surrounding areas," ...

New Technology May Boost Artificial Arms

... But new research suggests that relocated nerves are allowing the brain to communicate directly ... to better connect the brain to the arm through nerves is a big advance, he said. Currently, people ... strategy: surgically transferring the remaining nerves in the amputated arm to muscles in the chest and ...

Georgia State researchers shed light on fat burning

... fat called lipolysis fat cells use sensory nerves to feed information to the brain. Using viruses to trace communications in the nerves of Siberian hamsters, they found that the brain ... unit. "The presence and function of the sensory nerves has been completely ignored and the areas in the ...

Prostate Cancer Stimulates Nerve Growth

... -- Prostate cancer can promote the growth of new nerves that are associated with more aggressive tumors, ... The researchers calculated the density of nerves in human prostate tissues from prostate cancer ... a 3-D computer model that simulated the growth of nerves and axons (which carry nerve messages) in ...

BiomagScience Introduces Breakthrough Health Therapy Kits

... people wake from terminal comas or regenerate cut nerves or overcome 25-year illnesses are reasonable ... The therapy helped to regenerate the cut nerves and connective tissue. The Back Pain Circuit ... heal and expand the vertebrae from pinching the nerves while strengthening the muscles so the vertebrae ...

AxoGen Awarded Accreditation from American Association of Tissue Banks : Decision Affirms AxoGen's Commitment to Safety and Ethicality in the Development and Distribution of AVANCE Nerve Graft for Treatment of Peripheral Nerve Injuries

... of RA/QA for AxoGen, Inc. Peripheral nerves are the pathway for both motor and sensory ... of lost function without the sacrifice of healthy nerves or the need for immunosuppression. AVANCE Nerve ... it possible for surgeons to repair peripheral nerves without the need for immunosuppression and ...

UT Southwestern launches study of surgical option for treating diabetic and other neuropathies

... caused by multiple factors. We think pressure on nerves may be one component responsible for the symptoms ... in patients we suspect have pressure on their nerves in addition to their neuropathy and is not for ... neuropathy have overlying compression of certain nerves in the leg that may worsen the pain and cause ...

Baby's Blindness Resolved, Nerves in Knee Regenerated and Other Unusual Complimentary Therapies from BiomagScience

... to hear his doctor say "Due to severed nerves and damaged tissue, you'll never have any ... long term chronic fatigue or regenerate severed nerves restricting walking, circuit therapy and advanced ... of the energies complement healing, regenerate nerves and help chronic conditions." When ...

JCI online early table of contents: June 12, 2008

... EDITOR'S PICK: The nerves behind the pain relief provided by stressful ... as stress-induced analgesia (SIA). Some of the nerves and nerve-produced peptides that are responsible ... SRI International, Menlo Park, has revealed that nerves producing the peptide N/ORQ ...

Killer competition: Neurons duke it out for survival

... are properly connected to the nervous system. As nerves connect to target organs, they somehow compete ... innervated by so-called peripheral neurons coax nerves to grow toward them by releasing nerve growth ... before birth. So then we considered whether these nerves compete like other systems in the body, where ...

Blood vessels: The pied piper for growing nerve cells

... But the really interesting thing is that the nerves appear to use blood vessels as guideposts to ... of the two branches of the carotid artery; the nerves that grow along the internal carotid innervate ... on them three days later, the team found that nerves from the SCGs had grown towards the beads. To be ...

JCI online early table of contents: April 8, 2008

... PULMONARY Understanding how nerves sense chemicals that irritate the lungs A subset of nerves that terminate in the lining of the airways ... might threaten airway function. These sensory nerves are particularly sensitive to the oxidants that ...

Protein in human hair shows promise for regenerating nerves

... and could lead to a new treatment option when nerves are cut or crushed from trauma. In the ... Current treatments for repairing damaged nerves include microsurgery to sew two ends of the nerve ... successful. For example, after about age 17, nerves dont regenerate as well. Laboratory scientists ...

A pain-free window into painful neuropathies

... which encapsulate the endings of microscopic nerves in our hands, feet, and other areas. When someone ... into the degree of a patients nerve damage. As nerves degenerate and die, the corpuscles disappear. The ... as a way to keep close track of the condition of nerves in patients. At the time, for some forms of ...

Protein found that may provide relief from neuropathic pain

... pain is caused by injury to the peripheral nerves in diseases such as HIV/AIDS, shingles, and ... UCSD scientists observed that injured peripheral nerves in both mice and rats release LRP1 into the ... Administration of LRP1 into the rodents sciatic nerves prior to injury provided a protective effect, ...

Targets on the horizon: Emerging therapies and novel targets

... The invasion of cancer cells along nerves is generally linked with poor outcomes for ... to target and kill cancer and prevent healthy nerves from being damaged. In the study, Dr. Gil and ... (non-virulent) herpes virus can effectively treat nerves infiltrated by cancer, while preserving ...

Normal role for schizophrenia risk gene identified

... DISC1 protein doesnt operate properly, the new nerves go hyper. DISC1 plays a broader role in the development of adult nerves than we anticipated, says Hongjun Song, Ph.D., an ... also an associate professor at ICE. The new nerves migrate and branch out faster than normal, form ...

Plastic Surgery Technique Might Ease Migraines

... It targets facial muscles, nerves linked to headache, researchers explain FRIDAY, July 31 ... a month for close to a decade until she had surgery to "disarm" various nerves that were apparently controlling her headaches. "I get maybe two ...

Photos: $8 Million in Asthma Research Grants Awarded to 12 Scientists

... may reduce the severity of attacks; and -- How one's nerves control airway tightening and how to modify these nerves to inhibit asthmatic reactions. "The AAF approach is deemed ...

PET scans may improve accuracy of dementia diagnosis

... the brain, and Lewy body dementia, which involves degeneration of dopamine nerves in addition to the temporal and parietal lobes. Although these types of ... are a common indicator of Alzheimer's disease, and damage to dopamine nerves in Lewy body dementia. The study will track patients for two years to ...

New Topical Painkiller Relieves Severe Pain in Minutes

... through the layers of the skin and then through the cell membrane of the nerves that transmit the sensation of pain to the brain. Because of the speed ... the R & S Research team concluded the effect of bluMjk on these pain nerves is to shut off their output and restore them to a resting state. Because ...

Stem Cell Breakthrough May Lead to MS Treatments

... Efforts produce human cells that might someday help repair damaged nerves THURSDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. scientists say ... stem cells into generating cells that might someday be used to repair nerves damaged by multiple sclerosis. The researchers pushed the stem cells to ...

Prune juice not necessary: New research should make bowel movements easier

... two groups of mice, focusing on a type of receptor also present on human nerves in the gut (a type of adenosine receptor). The first group of mice had normal adenosine receptors on these nerves and normal bowel movements. The second group of mice completely lacked ...

Three Johns Hopkins researchers named Howard Hughes Medical Institute early career scientists

... itch and touch. All three so-called somatosensations are controlled by nerves in the dorsal root ganglia, a bundle of nerves that carries information through the spinal cord into the brain. To do ...

Lab-grown nerves promote nerve regeneration after injury

... axons by placing neurons from rat dorsal root ganglia (clusters of nerves just outside the spinal cord) on nutrient-filled plastic plates. Axons ... of days, aided by a precise computer-controlled motor system. These nerves were elongated to over 1 cm over seven days, after which they were ...

JCI online early table of contents: Feb. 16, 2009

... NEUROBIOLOGY: Antibodies hidden potential to damage nerves unmasked Damage to nerves in the tissues, a medical condition known as neuropathy, can cause ...

Evolution and epilepsy

... a series of improvements in molecules generating electrical signals in nerves between 550 and 400 million years ago. By making nervous systems faster ... road." The fact that this combination of channels clustered together on nerves has been completely conserved for about 400 million years in all types of ...

JCI online early table of contents: Jan. 12, 2009

... causes neuropathic pain The pain that is associated with injury to nerves is known as neuropathic pain. It can be extremely debilitating, and ... cord has a central role in the development of neuropathic pain and that nerves and non-nerve cells interact to cause the condition. TITLE: Spinal ...

MRI scans can predict effects of MS flare-ups on optic nerve

... in humans. For the study, researchers used DTI to image the optic nerves of 12 healthy volunteers, 12 patients who had begun to suffer from optic ... of concept, because it's structurally a very simple tract with all the nerves going one way, like a one-way street," he says. "The next step is taking ...

Surgeons Predict Foot Pain Will Increase in January

... Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) say the most common problems are heel pain, pinched nerves and sore Achilles tendons. They shared tips for preventing and treating ... towel, count to 10, then relax. Repeat several times. Pinched nerves Have your feet measured before you buy athletic shoes. Foot and ...

LSUHSC's England leads development of new testing guidelines for common nerve disorder

... types have been identified. It may be genetic or acquired, and different nerves can be involved producing different symptoms and levels of damage. ... to accurately evaluate neuropathies with autonomic dysfunction. Autonomic nerves regulate biological activities that people do not control consciously, ...

Researchers identify mechanism, possible drug treatment for tumors in neurofibromatosis

... neurofibromatosis type 1 a rare disease in which tumors grow within nerves have found that the tumors are triggered by crosstalk between cells in the nerves and cells in the blood. The researchers, who were funded by the National ...

JCI table of contents: June 20, 2008

... chemicals found in cigarette smoke were shown to activate signaling in nerves that ended in the airways of guinea pigs. These effects were abolished ... role for TRPA1 in sensing chemicals in cigarette smoke, no signaling in nerves that end in the airways was observed in mice lacking TRPA1 after exposure ...

Diabetes Might Help Spur Hearing Loss

... those without diabetes. Diabetes can damage small blood vessels and nerves in the body. "It is possible that high blood sugar levels damage the small blood vessels and nerves of the inner ear, resulting in hearing impairment. People with diabetes ...

Brain cells help neighboring nerves regenerate

... brain that serve many functions; one of their roles is to chew up damaged nerves during brain injury and then form scar tissue in the damaged area. ... nerves, and that the level of MT uptake correlated with how well the nerves repaired damage. While the exact physiological role that MT plays in ...

'Cool' New Treatment for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors

... May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- An anesthetic injection into a collection of nerves in the neck of breast cancer survivors may reduce the severity and ... is called a "stellate" block as it describes the star-shaped collection of nerves in the neck which regulates body temperature and therefore may affect ...

'Cool' new treatment for hot flashes in breast cancer survivors

... CHICAGO May 14, 2008 An anesthetic injection into a collection of nerves in the neck of breast cancer survivors may reduce the severity and ... is called a stellate block as it describes the star-shaped collection of nerves in the neck which regulates body temperature and therefore may affect ...

Beaumont Sees Results in Nation's 1st Urinary Nerve Rewiring Surgeries for Spina Bifida Patients

... treatments to patients. In spinal cord injury and spina bifida, the nerves that control the bladder and sphincter are damaged. People cannot urinate ... research at Beaumont uses a spinal surgery pioneered in China to redirect nerves from the leg to the bladder to gain better control of urination. Beaumont ...

Stopping a receptor called 'nogo' boosts the synapses

... the nogo receptor has been a prime target of researchers trying to coax nerves in the spinal cord to grow again. They named the protein after its ability ... showed that while the nogo receptor does play a role in preventing spinal nerves from growing, it does not control the process outright. While nogo ...
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