Peripheral Neuropathies News

May 04, 2018
New approach for treating neuropathic pain
Research groups discover novel therapeutic that appears to interrupt the signaling cascades in the body required for multiple forms of neuropathic pain.
Mar 19, 2018
Hormone imbalance may explain higher diabetes rates in sleep-deprived men
Studies have found biological reason for relationship between insufficient sleep and the development of insulin resistance in men.
Feb 27, 2018
Study suggests risk of ALS increases with more exposure to diesel exhaust
People who are frequently exposed to diesel exhaust while on the job may have a higher risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and that risk may increase with greater exposure.
Feb 12, 2018
Experimental therapy restores nerve insulation damaged by disease
Lab tests show treatment might help people with autoimmune diseases.
Feb 05, 2018
The toxic relationship between ALS and frontotemporal dementia
Mutation in a gene leads to toxicity in nerve cells, causing 10% of all cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and an additional 10 percent of frontotemporal dementia.
Feb 02, 2018
Low muscle strength identified as early risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Low muscle strength during the later teen years has been identified as a risk factor for much later onset of the neurological disease.
Nov 06, 2017
Depressed with a chronic disease? Consider alternative therapies
Scientists find that commonly prescribed antidepressants aren't effective in people battling both depression and a chronic medical disease, raising a critical question of whether doctors should enact widespread changes in how they treat millions of depressed Americans.
Oct 24, 2017
Researchers test first drug to prevent the onset of chemotherapy-induced neuropathy
Researchers have successfully tested a new molecule capable of preventing the development of peripheral neuropathy induced by chemotherapy in cancer patients.
Oct 09, 2017
Sensory loss can be a warning sign of poor health outcomes, including death
Global sensory impairment in older adults can predict overall health trajectory.
Sep 11, 2017
Body’s own defense against ALS actually drives disease progression at later stages
Findings in mice underscore complexity of deadly neurological disease; lay foundation for therapies that could eventually prevent onset of ALS.
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