A new 3-D printed biomaterial is able to mimic the properties of living brain tissue. The new material could be used to enhance regenerative medicine therapies.
Genetically embedded tools in neural stem cells may aid in development of regenerative medicine – critical for safe and reliable...
An international research team revealed the atomic‐level structure of the human peptidase enzyme meprin β (beta).
The carnage evident in disasters like car wrecks or wartime battles is oftentimes mirrored within the bodies of the people...
Scientists have long believed that glioblastoma multiforme, the most aggressive type of primary brain tumor, begins in glial cells that make up supportive tissue in the brain or in neural stem cells. Researchers found that the tumors can originate from other types of differentiated cells in the nervous system, including cortical neurons.
Researchers decipher the retina's neural code for brain communication to create novel, more effective prosthetic retinal device for blindness.
Penn Medicine research presented today at the 2012 Alzheimer's Association International Conference shows that an anti-tau treatment called epithilone D (EpoD) was effective in preventing and intervening the progress of Alzheimer's disease in animal models, improving neuron function and cognition, as well as decreasing tau pathology.
Neuroscience researchers show how astrocytes control the generation of new neurons in the brain. “In the brain, astrocytes control how many new neurons are formed from neural stem cells and survive to integrate into the existing neuronal networks. Astrocytes do this by secreting specific molecules but also by much less understood direct cell-cell interactions with stem cells”, says Prof. Milos Pekny.
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A new animal model of nerve injury has brought to light a critical role of an enzyme called Nmnat in...
Researchers restore significant bladder function, through nerve regeneration, in rats with severe spinal cord injuries.
Enhancing mitochondrial transportation and cellular energetics could help promote regeneration and function following spinal cord injury.