Researchers have discovered Mannitol, a sugar alcohol commonly found in sugar-free gum and candy, prevents clumps of the protein α-synuclein from building in the brain. This build of this protein is characteristic of Parkinson’s disease. The finding could provide potential treatment options for this and other neurodegenerative diseases.
According to a new study, specific MicroRNA naturally packaged into exosomes are released by stem cells after a stroke, contributing to better neurological recovery.
A new study finds diffusion tensor imaging has the potential to improve diagnoses for people with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.
Researchers adapt a medical test, previously developed to measure a toxin found in smokers, to measure the same toxin in people suffering from MS and spinal cord injuries.
Researchers develop a protein called NAP which protects and restores nerve cell communication in some neurodegenerative diseases.
A new study supports growing evidence that the nervous system and nerve growth factor (NGF) play a significant role in arthritis. The findings also suggest reducing elevated NGF levels could be key in developing treatments for arthritis pain.
Researchers have developed a new MRI neuroimaging technique which detects brain lesions associated with multiple sclerosis in finer detail than ever before. The technique could be a powerful tool for evaluating new treatment options for the disease.
Researchers have successfully measured a significant difference between the brains of patients with an inherited form of Alzheimer’s disease and their healthy family members who do not carry the genetic mutation for the disease.
A surgeon is using electrical stimulation as part of an advanced surgical technique to treat Bell’s palsy. Stimulating the patient’s damaged facial nerves with an electrical current helps ‘jump start’ the nerve in order to restore improved facial movement more quickly.
Using neuroimaging, researchers discover that stroke patients’ brains show strong cortical motor activity when watching others perform physical tasks. The findings offer new insight into potential stroke rehabilitation therapy.