Dec 21, 2016
Food supplement may be key to treatment of familial dysautonomia
A new Tel Aviv University study identifies the molecular pathway that leads to neurodegeneration in familial dysautonomia and demonstrates that the supplement phosphatidylserine has the potential to slow progression of the neurodegeneration.
Sep 16, 2016
Study finds a key to nerve regeneration
A study published in The Journal of Neuroscience reports Schwann cells transform themselves to play a much more active and "intelligent" role after injury than previously thought. The authors describe a latent program where Schwann cells become the first responders and initiate many actions that are required for axon regeneration.
Mar 23, 2016
Researchers identify a new cause of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
New research recently spanned the globe to uncover a new genetic cause -- a mutation in the peripheral myelin protein 2 gene (PMP2) -- of CMT1. The findings are published online this week in Brain.
Feb 29, 2016
New targets for reducing nerve pain identified
Results of a Hiroshima University study show promise for relieving nerve pain with a chemically specific approach that is convenient for patients. This is the first study to link HMGB1 and MMP-9 together in the cellular process of maintaining pain.
Jan 27, 2016
New findings point to CNS role in diabetic peripheral neuropathy
Studies using advanced imaging techniques are providing new insights into the role of the CNS in the development of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, as well as its symptoms. A special article in the February issue of PAIN® looks beyond the peripheral nerves to other CNS involvement.
Nov 06, 2015
Zebrafish reveal how axons regenerate on a proper path
Using zebrafish, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have obtained a whole new window into how axons regenerate.
Oct 21, 2015
New study points to cause of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
Scientists have discovered how a mutant protein (GlyRS) triggers nerve damage in a subtype of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) diseases. Findings could shed light on the mechanisms behind other forms of CMT.
Mar 30, 2015
Researchers find new link between neurodegenerative diseases and abnormal immune responses
A study published today in Nature Immunology offers new insight into the link between neurodegenerative disorders and inflammation, and provides a framework to explore more fully the possibility that viral infection may lead to onset of these diseases.