Peripheral Neuropathies News

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.
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 PAINĀ® looks beyond the peripheral nerves to other CNS involvement.