Researchers have developed a novel 3D printed scaffolding that mimics natural anatomy and boost stem cell treatment for spinal cord repair. While the initial scaffolds have been designed for rat models of SCI, researchers report the approach is scalable to humans.
A new study reveals the intestine as a source of immune cells that help reduce neuroinflammation in patients with multiple sclerosis. Increasing the number of these cells helps block inflammation entirely, researchers report.
Researchers report oligodendrocytes may be critical to the remyelination process.
Researchers say improving the function of lymphatic vessels can dramatically enhance memory and learning ability in aging mice.
Researchers have successfully used stem cell therapy to regenerate neurons in damaged areas of zebra fish spinal cords. The treatment helped to restore movement following SCI. The findings raise the possibility of developing new treatments for humans suffering paralysis as a result of spinal cord injury.
Weight bearing leg exercises send signals to the brain which are vital for the production of healthy neural cells, researchers report.
Researchers examine the role gut bacteria plays in the development of neurological disorders. Using mouse models of multiple sclerosis, researchers found compounds generated from the breakdown of tryptophan can cross the blood-brain barrier and activate anti-inflammatory pathways that limit neurodegeneration. Activation of these pathway have also been linked to Alzheimer's and brain cancers.
Researchers reveal people are able to correctly identify, with 75% accuracy, expressions of emotion in others based on subtle changes in color around the nose, eyebrows and chin.
Researchers improve the recovery of function in mice following spinal cord injury.
A new study reports only half of infants under three months of age who have bacterial meningitis show traditional symptoms of the disease, such as high fever.
Researchers have identified structural 'footprints' that allow certain virus vectors reach the brain easily.