Introducing a neuro regenerative gene into mice with spinal cord injury improves motor function

Nagoya University researchers have identified a gene that plays a crucial role in regenerating neurons of African clawed frog tadpoles, which has an unusually high capacity for nerve regeneration. Their study, recently published in the journal iScience, showed that introducing the gene into mice with spinal cord injury (SCI) led to a partial recovery of their lost motor functions. These […]

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Researchers test novel gene regulation approach to treat brain diseases

Researchers at the DZNE (Germany), at Massachusetts General Hospital (USA) and at the genomic medicine company Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. tested a novel gene regulation approach to treat brain diseases such as Alzheimer's in laboratory studies. It leverages zinc finger proteins, which specifically bind to the DNA that codes for the protein Tau without altering it, thereby reducing Tau production in […]

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Ocular Hypertension: Diagnosis and Treatment

Ocular hypertension is a condition characterized by high internal pressure within the eye, which increases the risk of developing glaucoma. Tef | Shutterstock How is ocular hypertension diagnosed? A diagnosis of ocular hypertension is primarily confirmed by examining the eye pressure. In order to do this, an ophthalmologist measures the pressure using an instrument called tonometer. A healthy eye pressure […]

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What are Neurotransmitters?

Skip to: How does neurotransmitter signaling occur? Neurotransmitter categorization Key neurotransmitters Also referred to as chemical messengers, neurotransmitters are chemical agents made and released by neurons. They are stored in vesicles at the terminal end (presynaptic terminal) of a neuron. Their release stimulates nearby neurons, muscle cells or gland cells, thereby allowing electric nerve impulses to be passed from one […]

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Imaging nerve regeneration provides insight to success of repair

When peripheral nerves are injured and surgically repaired, regeneration must occur in a timely fashion to restore sensory and motor function. Current methods for following nerve regeneration provide only limited information and may delay a needed second surgical intervention and lead to poor outcomes. Richard Dortch, Ph.D., (Radiology and Radiological Sciences), Wes Thayer, MD, Ph.D., (Plastic Surgery), and colleagues evaluated […]

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Researchers identify targeted therapy that can help children with deadly nerve cancer

Mount Sinai researchers have identified a targeted therapy for adolescent patients with neuroblastoma, a deadly pediatric nerve cancer, who would otherwise have no treatment options, according to a study published in October in Cancer Cell. Neuroblastoma is one of the most common and aggressive pediatric nervous system tumors and generally has a poor prognosis, particularly when it advances in older […]

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Antibiotic use can increase nerve damage risk

Research from the University of Dundee has shown that a commonly used class of antibiotics may increase a patient’s risk of suffering a serious and potentially permanent form of nerve damage by almost 50 percent. Peripheral neuropathy has long been recognised as a potential side effect of fluoroquinolone antibiotics but it was not known how strong this association was and […]

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Multitasking with perfection: Nerve cell works like 1400 individual cells

CT1 is different. In general, a nerve cell receives input from a number of presynaptic cells, processes the signals, and passes its output to downstream cells. In the cell CT1, however, each of the approximately 1400 cell areas works like a separate neuron. This allows CT1 to access information from all facets of the fly’s complex eye and to contribute […]

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