Although paralysis is the most noticeable result of a spinal cord injury, a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin suggests such injuries could throw off the internal clock of the entire body’s daily activities, from hormones to sleep-wake schedules. The spinal cord helps transfer information between the body and brain, […]Continue Reading ...
For the first time, scientists have described the body’s natural mechanism for temporarily protecting the powerhouses of kidney cells when injury or disease means they aren’t getting enough blood or oxygen. Powerhouses, called mitochondria, which provide fuel for our cells, start to fragment, likely as one of the first steps in the kidney cell damage […]Continue Reading ...
Millions of people worldwide are living with chronic spinal cord injuries, with 250,000 to 500,000 new cases each year–most from vehicle crashes or falls. The most severe spinal cord injuries completely paralyze their victims and more than half impair a person’s ability to breathe. Now, a breakthrough study published in Nature Communications has demonstrated, in […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Australian National University Australian researchers have developed ground-breaking new technology which could prove crucial in treating brain injuries and have multiple other applications, including testing the success of cancer therapies. Associate Professor David Nisbet from The Australian National University (ANU) and Dr. Richard Williams from RMIT have developed a 3-D tool to model brain […]Continue Reading ...
To address the alarming injury rate in youth footballers in Sweden, the project Injury-Free Children and Adolescents: Towards Better Practice in Swedish Football (FIT project) seeks to fill in the knowledge gaps by bringing biomedical and social science together. With its multi-angled and interdisciplinary approach, the project involves a sample of male and female Swedish […]Continue Reading ...
Oct 14 2018 Australian researchers have developed ground-breaking new technology which could prove crucial in treating brain injuries and have multiple other applications, including testing the success of cancer therapies. Associate Professor David Nisbet from The Australian National University (ANU) and Dr Richard Williams from RMIT have developed a 3D tool to model brain injury […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Assisted ventilation is crucial to support very preterm babies, however the treatment often leads to chronic lung disease. While the survival of preterm babies has increased over the past 30 years, rates of chronic lung disease have remained static. Now a team of researchers has found the type of injury caused […]Continue Reading ...
In research that extends knowledge about the physiology of regeneration and wound repair, Tufts University biologists have discovered that amputation of one limb is immediately reflected in the bioelectric properties of the contralateral, or opposing, undamaged limb of developing frogs. The pattern of bioelectric depolarization in the un-injured leg is directly correlated to the position […]Continue Reading ...
In the hours and days following a spinal cord injury, the gears that control the body’s internal clocks fall profoundly out of sync, impacting body temperature, hormone fluctuation, immunity and the timing of a host of other bodily processes, according to new University of Colorado Boulder research. The study, funded by the U.S. Department of […]Continue Reading ...
One of the downsides to getting older is that skeletal muscle loses its ability to heal after injury. New research from the University of Pittsburgh implicates the so-called “longevity protein” Klotho, both as culprit and therapeutic target. The paper, published this week in Nature Communications, showed that, in young animals, Klotho expression soars after a […]Continue Reading ...
UCLA biologists have discovered how head injuries adversely affect individual cells and genes that can lead to serious brain disorders. The life scientists provide the first cell “atlas” of the hippocampus — the part of the brain that helps regulate learning and memory — when it is affected by traumatic brain injury. The team also […]Continue Reading ...
Sixty percent of patients in the TBI cohort were free from new neuropsychiatric diagnosis at 5 ear follow-up whereas 80 percent of patients in the orthopedic cohort were free from new diagnosis at 5 years. Credit: Lindsey Armstrong Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children, and rates of injury […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists have determined a gene signature that is linked to the severity of spinal cord injury in animals and humans, according to a study in the open-access journal eLife. The discovery of key genes that are switched on or off in response to spinal cord injury could inform the development of biomarkers that predict recovery […]Continue Reading ...
A new analysis by researchers from Brown University and the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation has found that nonfatal injuries in the U.S. in the year 2013 cost more than $1.8 trillion. And nearly all injures are preventable, said Dr. Mark Zonfrillo, an associate professor at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School and a […]Continue Reading ...
BioAxone BioSciences, Inc. announced today the receipt of a Fast-Track grant (R44 NS110290-01) from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health, as part of the agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. The grant provides funding for milestone-driven research to assess the potential of BA-1049, a […]Continue Reading ...
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