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First real-time view of developing neurons reveals surprises, say Stanford researchers

...ections forming. What's more, any cure for spinal cord injuries will require new neurons to form the appropriate connections. ...

NJIT Presidential Award winner takes stem cell research another step

...bone marrow, umbilical cords, the brain and spinal cord and other tissues. Adult stem cells also have a unique trait that lends them their magic: Under the right conditions, or given the proper signals, they have the ability to turn into different cell types. Arinzeh is doing exactly that: developing sig...

Multiple Campylobacter Genomes Sequenced

...syndrome, in which the nerves that join the spinal cord and brain to the rest of the body are damaged, sometimes permanently. Campylobacteriosis is usually caused by C. jejuni, a spiral-shaped bacterium normally found in cattle, swine, and birds, where it causes no problems. But the illness can also be c...

Potential treatments for neurofibromatosis

...such as the sciatic nerve that connects the spinal cord with the leg and foot muscles. The tumors can interfere with the function of the brain and other organs, or prevent patients from walking. "Those are particularly tough problems. They're very challenging to treat surgically, and radiation and chemot...

UCLA launches $20 million stem cell institute to investigate HIV, cancer and neurological disorders

...volutionary new treatments for Parkinson's, spinal cord injuries, Alzheimer's, cancer and other diseases, ...g neurological disorders, including stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis and genetic diseases. Future studies will include investiga...

Nanoscale Diagnostic Sets Sights on Alzheimer's

...s analyzing fluid from around the brain and spinal cord have detected a protein linked in recent studies to Alzheimer's disease. Interesting application Read more about the bio-bar-code technology : - Gold nanoparticles and bio-bar codes bring sensitive DNA detection - Nanoparticle-Based Bio–Bar Cod...

New component of the 'brakes' on nerve regeneration found

...ong the principal obstacles to regenerating spinal cord and brain cells after injury is the "braking" mach...nts to switch off the brakes on regrowth of spinal cord or brain tissue. The two groups--one group led by Jong Bae Park, Glenn Yiu, and colleagues from Chi...

Infants With Rare Genetic Disease Saved by Cord Blood Stem Cells

...reserved if they receive stem cells from umbilical cord blood before symptoms of the disease develop, acco...s add to the growing body of evidence showing that cord blood can save children with other fatal "lysosomal storage diseases," each of which stems from a sp...

Test for early detection of prostate cancer shows promise

...two patients), kidney cancer (one patient), spinal cord injury (seven patients) and noncancerous prostate inflammation (two patients), and 16 healthy individuals. The study was conducted at the University of Pittsburgh while Getzenberg was a member of its faculty. The researchers found that EPCA levels w...

Cerebral navigation: How do nerve fibers know what direction to grow in?

...nities for the development of therapies for spinal cord injury, targeting ephexin and possibly Vav," he speculates, "but much more needs to be known about how ephexin, Vav and other proteins work together to coordinate axon guidance." ...

Scientists discover that three overlapping signals in embryo help get the backbone right

...ishment of a back that morphs into a brain, spinal cord and muscles - turns out to be so important that th...hat form on the back of the embryo - brain, spinal cord and muscles - were lost," Khokha said. "Not only were back tissues lost, but belly tissues were grea...

Infants with Rare Genetic Disease Saved By Cord Blood Stem Cells

...reserved if they receive stem cells from umbilical cord blood before symptoms of the disease develop, acco...s add to the growing body of evidence showing that cord blood can save children with other fatal "lysosomal storage diseases," each of which stems from a sp...

Stem cell research - new cell lines

...ments for diabetes, Parkinson's disease and spinal cord injury. "This cloning of cells involves a new technique, which is a very accurate way of extracting and then growing a single cell," said UNSW Senior Lecturer Dr Kuldip Sidhu, who is leading the research and is based at the Diabetes Transplant Unit ...

Gene keeps neural cells on correct developmental path

...l research aimed at understanding repairing spinal cord injuries or replacing malfunctioning brain cells in neurodegenerative diseases. It may also provide insights into other diseases, such as small cell lung cancer, which mistakenly make neuronal proteins, or neurological syndromes, where neuronal prote...

Scientists generate patient-specific stem cells, Science study says

... of various ages, suffering from disease or spinal cord injury. The research is being released by the jou...ients, ranging in age from 2 to 56, who had spinal cord injuries, juvenile diabetes and the genetic disease "congenital hypogamma-globulinemia." From the 1...

SuperLigands - a database of ligand structures derived from the Protein Data Bank

... of various ages, suffering from disease or spinal cord injury. The research is being released by the jou...ients, ranging in age from 2 to 56, who had spinal cord injuries, juvenile diabetes and the genetic disease "congenital hypogamma-globulinemia." From the 1...

Remote control flies? Fly behavior controlled by laser light

... lost" due to injury or disease, such as in spinal cord trauma, although he notes that the possibility is "far-fetched" at the moment. The remote control is based on the idea that specific nerve cells could be equipped with molecular "receivers" that allow them to recognize an outside signal like a laser...

Stem cell treatment improves mobility after spinal cord injury

...c stem cells improves mobility in rats with spinal cord injuries, providing the first physical evidence th...n help restore motor skills lost from acute spinal cord tissue damage. Hans Keirstead and his colleagues in the Reeve-Irvine Research Center at UC Irvine h...

Combination therapy leads to partial recovery from spinal cord injury in rats

...may eventually lead to new ways of treating spinal cord injury in humans. The study was funded in part by ... to functional improvements in animals with spinal cord injury. Previous studies have shown that the loss of myelin around nerve fibers contributes to the i...

Any exposure to tobacco smoke during pregnancy is risky

...es at the HPRT gene located on the X chromosome in cord blood samples from newborns. Dr. Grant's analysis pooled the studies' data, looking for frequency of induced mutation as well as the resulting molecular spectrum of mutations. In particular, the new analysis redefines the "non-smokers" used as contro...

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