VEGF-B can regenerate damaged peripheral nerves without causing new blood vessels to grow, a new study reports.
Researchers reprogram astrocytes to become functional neurons in living mammals.
Researchers have identified a chain reaction which triggers the regrowth of some damaged nerve cell branches. The finding could someday help improve treatments for nerve injuries which can cause loss of sensation or paralysis.
A new study reveals how the tiny mir-79 molecule regulates neural development in roundworms.
Researchers identify sympathetic nerves as critical players in organizing pancreatic cells during development.
Researchers suggest neural stem cells could be resistant to radiation. The stem cells could be roused from a hibernation-like state in order to reproduce and generate new cells which have the ability to migrate, replace injured cells and restore lost function.
Researchers restore significant bladder function, through nerve regeneration, in rats with severe spinal cord injuries.
Researchers mobilize the brain's native stem cells to replenish medium spiny neurons which are lost in Huntington's disease.
Manipulating the genes of the Drosophila fruit fly to promote the growth of one part of a neuron simultaneously stunts the growth of the other part, new research suggests.
A new study reports a single injection of human neural stem cells produce neuronal regeneration and improved the function and mobility of rats impaired by acute spinal cord injuries.
New research points to molecules which help axons to branch and grow. The study could assist in finding new treatments for nerve regeneration after injury.