Nano World: Nano for stem-cell research

From The Washington Times: Cutting-edge nanotechnology is beginning to help advance the equally pioneering field of stem-cell research, with devices that can precisely control stem cells and provide self-assembling biodegradable scaffolds and magnetic tracking systems, experts told UPI’s Nano World. Continue reading Nano World: Nano for stem-cell research

The Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation’s New Membership Program

From the HNF email newsletter: The Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation has recently made changes to its website. Informative areas such as the FAQs, newsflash articles, e-newsletter and the forum discussions will remain available as no-cost interactive features allowing individuals to communicate Continue reading The Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation’s New Membership Program

Scientists Identify Molecular “Switches” Affecting Myelin Repair in Multiple Sclerosis

From Genetic Engineering News: The Myelin Repair Foundation today announced that its collaboration of five of the world’s leading neuroscientists has identified three new “switches,” or signals, operating in the brain and spinal column that appear to turn on and Continue reading Scientists Identify Molecular “Switches” Affecting Myelin Repair in Multiple Sclerosis

Developing nervous system sculpted by opposing chemical messengers

From Medical News Today: A newborn baby moves, breathes and cries in part because a network of nerves called motor neurons carry signals from the infant’s brain and spinal cord to muscles throughout its body. Thanks to new research by Continue reading Developing nervous system sculpted by opposing chemical messengers

Role of toxins in inherited disease, Washington State University study

From Medical News Today: A disease you are suffering today could be a result of your great-grandmother being exposed to an environmental toxin during pregnancy. Researchers at Washington State University reached that remarkable conclusion after finding that environmental toxins can Continue reading Role of toxins in inherited disease, Washington State University study

Effect of sodium channel blocker (mexiletine) on pathological ectopic firing pattern in a rat chronic constriction nerve injury model

J Orthop Sci. 2005;10(3):315-20. We studied the efficacy of mexiletine as a sodium channel blocker for neuropathic pain by investigating the effect of mexiletine on the pathological ectopic firing pattern in a chronic constriction nerve injury (CCI) model. The experiment Continue reading Effect of sodium channel blocker (mexiletine) on pathological ectopic firing pattern in a rat chronic constriction nerve injury model