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peripheral nervous system

The peripheral nervous system (PNS) is the part of the n...

wikipedia - 08 Nov 2016
The peripheral nervous system (PNS) is the part of the nervous system that consists of the nerves and ganglia outside of the brain and spinal cord. The main function of the PNS is to connect the central nervous system (CNS) to the limbs and organs, essentially serving as a communication relay going back and forth between the brain and spinal cord with the rest of the body. Unlike the CNS, the PNS is not protected by the bone of spine and skull, or by the blood–brain barrier, which leaves it ex
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New model of a peripheral nervous system disease

Science Daily - 07 Aug 2018
In the two most common forms of TTR amyloid disease, the protein accumulates in the heart-causing cardiac symptoms-or in the nerves of the legs and arms-causing a peripheral neuropathy. While some people who develop these diseases have mutations in ...
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Worms May Be New Model of Peripheral Nervous System Disease

Laboratory Equipment - 08 Aug 2018
Studying transthyretin amyloidoses, a group of progressive nerve and cardiac degenerative diseases caused by the buildup of misfolded transthyretin (TTR) proteins in the body, has long been hampered by the lack of animal models of the disease.
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Nerves repaired using bioscaffold fitted with “radio” antenna

MIT Technology Review - 23 Jul 2018
“Repairing and electrically stimulating peripheral nerves with a non-invasive device is very challenging and the current scientific and technological know-how has yet to produce an effective system to combine and perform these two tasks together,” says ...
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Scientists use 3D printing to support regeneration of damaged nerves

3D Printing Industry - 02 Aug 2018
Their findings showed that 3D printed tissue scaffolds could be used to repair, or regenerate damaged nerves connecting the spine and the brain to the rest of the body. Peripheral nerve trauma. The peripheral nervous system (PNS) is a network of nerves ...
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Photos: Welcome Home Mike Coble

Post-Bulletin - 24 Jul 2018
Coble has been hospitalized with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a rare disease with no cure that causes the body's immune system to attack the peripheral nervous system. He was discharged Monday. "It was just kind of like the olden days in basketball," said ...
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Treating Nerve Pain After Chemotherapy: An Option That Works

Michigan Medicine (blog) - 17 Aug 2018
People treated for gastrointestinal, urologic and other cancers can also be affected. This problem stems from the cancer drugs causing damage to the peripheral and central nervous system structures. The damage can lead to lasting abnormalities in how ...
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What Caused This Man's Scalloped Pupil?

Live Science - 31 Jul 2018
These deposits most frequently occur in the peripheral nervous system, or the nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to muscles and cells that detect sensations throughout the body. As a result, the deposits often lead to a loss of sensation in ...
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How to Treat Lupus

RedOrbit - 14 Aug 2018
They have been known to treat patients who have CNS involvement, peripheral nervous system symptoms, and psychiatric disorders. This treatment can also be used for pregnant women because there are no known serious side effects. Therapeutic Plasma ...
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Neuropathy sufferers might have a new option for pain relief

Pacific Northwest Inlander - 26 Jul 2018
Neuropathy is a recurring, painful condition resulting from nerve damage throughout the body, most commonly in the hands and feet. Unlike the central nervous system, the peripheral nervous system — where most nerves end — is not protected by similar ...

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