‘Cure’ no longer wrong word in paralysis research

Until recently, Dr. Stephen G. Waxman, director of the Yale University-affiliated Center for Neuroscience and Regeneration Research, refused to use the c-word. Repairing severed spinal cords, treating multiple sclerosis or relieving the intense pain that lingers after an amputation were Continue reading ‘Cure’ no longer wrong word in paralysis research

Distinct disease mechanisms in peripheral neuropathies due to altered peripheral myelin protein 22 gene dosage or a Pmp22 point mutation

Neurobiol Dis. 2005 Apr;18(3):656-68. Giambonini-Brugnoli G, Buchstaller J, Sommer L, Suter U, Mantei N. Point mutations affecting PMP22 can cause hereditary demyelinating and dysmyelinating peripheral neuropathies. In addition, duplication and deletion of PMP22 are associated with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Type 1A Continue reading Distinct disease mechanisms in peripheral neuropathies due to altered peripheral myelin protein 22 gene dosage or a Pmp22 point mutation

Scientist envisions electronic solution to damaged nervous systems

Another article on the BrainGate system from Cyberkinetics: The development means scientists might one day be able to connect the brains of paralyzed patients to muscle stimulators, allowing them to once again move their paralyzed limbs. Donoghue envisions a time Continue reading Scientist envisions electronic solution to damaged nervous systems