Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Tag: Nerve Regeneration

Gene Behind Long Body Of Snake May Help Patients With Spinal Injuries

Snakes owe their long and slithery bodies to "junk DNA," large chunks of the reptile's genome that scientists once thought to be useless. The...

Discovery in roundworms may one day help humans with spinal cord injury and paralysis

A newly discovered pathway leading to the regeneration of central nervous system (CNS) brain cells (neurons) in a type of roundworm (C. elegans) sheds...

Sea Lamprey A Model For Nerve Regeneration

At last week’s Science Before Supper, a lecture series about science for non-scientists at the Falmouth Public Library, Jennifer Morgan from Marine Biological Laboratory,...

Spinal cord regeneration might actually be helped by glial scar tissue, contrary to conventional...

UCLA research finds that nerve cells regrow better when glial scarring is left intact Neuroscientists have long believed that scar tissue formed by glial cells...

Study Identifies Specific Gene Network That Promotes Nervous System Repair

Findings by UCLA-led collaboration are an early step toward potential treatments for injuries to the central nervous system Newswise — Whether or not nerve cells...

Boosting Nerve Regeneration in Spinal Cord Injury with Axons

Spinal cord injury regeneration may be possible harnessing the brain repair mechanism known as axons, according to findings published in The Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers from University of South Carolina examined RNA function in order to test the ability of axons to aid regeneration of nerves. The team set out to find a way to bridge what they called the “regenerative gap” between the peripheral nervous system and the central nervous system.

Spinal Cord Axon Injury Location Determines Neuron’s Regenerative Fate

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report a previously unappreciated phenomenon in which the location of injury to a neuron’s...

Research on injectable oriented hydrogels for spinal cord repair

The research objective of Dr.-Ing. Laura De Laporte, junior group leader at DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials in Aachen, is to develop...

Injured spinal cord: Regeneration possible with epothilone?

Damage to the spinal cord rarely heals because the injured nerve cells fail to regenerate. The regrowth of their long nerve fibers is hindered...

Hope For Spinal Cord Regeneration

Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is a severely disabling condition that can result in full or partial paralysis, as well as sensory and autonomic...