A new synthetic conduit can bridge large nerve gaps by guiding the regrowth of neurons. When implanted into the arms of macaques with nerve defects in their arms, the conduit boosted neurogenesis and the nerve's ability to conduct signals for a year.
WUSTL researchers have developed a new, implantable and biodegradable device that delivers pulses of electrical activity to damaged peripheral nerves in rats, helping the animals to regrow nerves and improve nerve function.
DBS Plus, a new version of deep brain stimulation, shows promise in helping to relieve Parkinson's symptoms.
Researchers demonstrate the regenerative dynamics of CCL2.
Researchers have identified a master gene, HIF-1alpha, is involved in orchestrating the regrowth of damaged peripheral nerves.
Researchers have begun to work on a new closed loop system which will treat diseases by modulating the activity of peripheral nerves.
Research seeks the 'master knob' to turn on nerve repair. Modulating immune response to injury could accelerate the regeneration of severed peripheral nerves, a new study in an animal model has found. By altering activity of the macrophage cells that respond to injuries, researchers dramatically increased the rate at which nerve processes regrew.