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For a Better Memory

... The corpus callosum is the large bundle of nerve fibers that connects the two sides of our brain and is one of the last major brain structures to mature. A larger corpus callosum allows for more and better communication between both halves of the brain. Memory is divided into two categories. The first t...

Clotting Protein plays a role in nerve repair

...-the thin, protective coating that insulates nerve fibers in the brain and spine can lead to numbness, muscle weakness and stiffness, impaired vision and coordination problems. In nerves outside the brain or spinal cord, loss of myelin can also occur after an injury. Previous research has shown that fibrin...

Artificial discs available as replacements for damaged discs

...s fluid that serves as a cushion. Layered collagen fibers of the adjacent annulus provide strength. When the components work together, they give the back both stability and flexibility. But when a disc is damaged, the cushion can deflate, bulge or leak, and the collagen loses its elasticity. Pain is often i...

Dental Procedure Reduces Preterm Births

...periodontitis -- a gum infection that destroys the fibers and supporting bone that hold teeth in the mouth. Study participants were between 21 and 25 weeks into their pregnancies and had at least three sites with periodontal attachment loss of three millimeters or greater. Participants received one of three...

New Treatment For Patients With Paralysis

...ually reconnected, so healing of the damaged nerve fibers was possible. For the study researchers injected ...c AMP. Cyclic AMP helps enable the growth of nerve fibers that send signals up and down the spinal cord and central nervous system. The rats also received inj...

Protein Found To Improve Muscle Loss

...d satellite cells, that line the outside of muscle fibers may help older people maintain // their youthfulness. These cells rescue damaged muscles and divide to form new muscle tissue. They also generate new cells for future repairs. Previous studies have shown satellite cells respond when a certain protein...

Weight Training Found To Be Effective In Treating MS

... blood cells attack fatty tissue surrounding nerve fibers of the central nervous system. Statistics show that MS is twice as common in women as in men . // A new study shows weightlifting can help patients with multiple sclerosis. Since MS causes muscle weakness and fatigue, which leads to loss of mobility...

Crooked teeth may be due to evolution and overcooked meals

... dental structure are often those who avoid eating fibers and raw vegetables. These require much munching and tearing and thus shape our teeth. In keeping with anthropologist Lucas, who has authored Dental Function Morphology: How Teeth Work, on an average the body part that requires most surgeries, is the...

Diet to lower heart disease risk for type 2 diabetes

...ing from type 2 diabetes.// Supplementary dietary fibers lowers the bad cholesterol also known as the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and increase the good cholesterol called high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes type 2 happens when body cannot use ...

Genetical Screening Can Detect Early Signs Of Multiple Sclerosis

.... In multiple sclerosis, depending on which nerve fibers are hindered, patients can experience problems ranging from weakness and clumsiness to numbness, visual disturbances, and even emotional and intellectual alterations. In some patients, MS manifests itself in cycles of relapse and remission and patien...

Macrophage Inhibitory Factor Causes Multiple Sclerosis Progression

...nse against the myelin sheath that surrounds nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord and enables them to transmit impulses. MS shows a pattern of remission and relapse with no warning as to when a relapse will occur. Migration Inhibiton Factor – Multiple Sclerosis: Professor Caroline Whitacre and te...

Scientists breaking theory of cortex formation

...y a zone of "originator" cells; or that long nerve fibers from the thalamus, a large ovoid mass that relays information to the cortex from other brain regions, are activated by external stimuli to impose identity on the homogeneous blob. New evidence indicates that the development of cortical areas involv...

Adolescent Marijuana Smokers Face Risk Of Developing Schizophrenia

...nd in marijuana users. It is formed by a bundle of fibers that connects the front of the brain to deeper regions. Surprisingly, this growth deficiency was only seen on the left side in teenagers with schizophrenia, while schizophrenia patients who also abuse marijuana showed problems on both sides of the ...

Nerve regeneration for Spinal cord injuries

...ervous system (PNS) consists of a network of nerve fibers that extends throughout the body which, has the ca...ct by sending out a signal that triggers the nerve fibers to regrow. The researchers adopted the techniques used in PNS regeneration for the regeneration of...

Scientists Discover Secret Of Curly Hair

...hten African hair more easily without damaging the fibers or, conversely, put in a curl in straight hair using gentle methods," the researchers wrote. "Effectively, the hair shape can be modified in various conditions such as hormones or drugs. The better example is the re-growth after antimitotic drugs f...

Mystery behind Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Unraveled

... caused by continuous nerve injury affecting small fibers which has the ability to sense pain. // This syndrome includes all the post-traumatic limb pain and other disturbances that continue even though the injury has healed. But the causes of the symptoms of the syndrome are unknown. This is due to the ...

Aluminium and Iron Could Play a Vital Role in Multiple Sclerosis

...lls destroy the myelin sheath that surrounds nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord. // The myelin is very essential in transmitting the impulses across the body. Scientists at Keele University, Staffordshire, compared the levels of the metals aluminium and iron in the urine of people with MS and others...

Large Scale Multiple Sclerosis Vaccine Trial to Be Initiated By PharmaFrontiers

... in which the myelin sheath, surrounding the nerve fibers in the spinal cord and brain is destroyed. Owing to destruction of this protective sheath, the transmission of nerve impulses to the brain is affected. Approximately 2.5 million people are afflicted by the disease, every year. The vaccine contains...

Vaccine to Impede MS Is In the Trials

... myelin sheath. // It is a layer surrounding nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord that allow the brain to transmit the electrical signals that stimulate movement. A vaccine is under trail to slow down the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. It is to be tested for the first time on U.S. patients....

Drug Combo Improves Performance Of Multiple Sclerosis Drug

...elin sheath (an insulation layer) present in nerve fibers around the spinal cord and brain. Treatment of the disease is based on the use of drugs (Copaxone) that selectively inhibits the destruction of myelin. Copaxone treatment however is effective only in about 30- 35% of the cases. The researchers, ins...

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