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Public Release: 19-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
Neural regeneration after peripheral nerve injury repair is a system remodelling process

Pei-xun Zhang, Peking University People’s Hospital, China and his colleagues, i.e., the 973 program team, was the first to propose that “neural regeneration after peripheral nerve injury repair is a system remodelling process of interaction between nerves and terminal effector” and discussed the following six topics regarding the regeneration, regulatory and remodelling mechanisms of nerve repair.

Contact: Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research

Public Release: 19-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
A novel mode of retinal regeneration: the merit of a new Xenopus model

The retina is a part of the CNS and has long attracted neurobiologists as an excellent model organ for the study of CNS regeneration. The amphibian regeneration models are superior, because there are several different animal models that are comparable to each other and well-defined culture models are also established that enable stem cells to form in vitro retinal stratification.

Contact: Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research

Public Release: 19-Mar-2015
Science Translational Medicine
Small RNA regenerates mouse heart

An RNA molecule that fine-tunes gene expression can stimulate the mouse heart to grow new cells, according to a new study. The finding opens the possibility of using drugs that mimic this molecule, a microRNA, or small RNA that silences genes, to regenerate heart muscle and treat heart disease.

Contact: Natasha Pinol
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 18-Mar-2015
Política y Sociedad
Política y Sociedad
Study analyzes historic rivalry between real Madrid and FC Barcelona

A study by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) analyses the historic rivalry between the two teams with the most season ticket holders in Spain: Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. The study explains the origins of their disputes, the transcendence of their encounters and their political and social influence.

Contact: Fco Javier Alonso
oic@uc3m.es
34-916-249-035
Carlos III University of Madrid

Public Release: 18-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
Nicotinic receptors are candidate targets for the treatment of dementia

Loss of cholinergic neurons is a pathological hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and is also assessed in human imaging studies. Cholinergic neurons of the nucleus basalis of Meynert and the medial septum innervate the cerebral cortex and the hippocampus, respectively, and are involved in cognition.

Contact: Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research

Public Release: 18-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
Role of claudin 14 during early Wallerian degeneration after sciatic nerve injury

Dengbin Yao, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Neuroregeneration, China and his colleagues recently reported that the molecular mechanism by which claudin 14 promotes nerve repair and regeneration in the early stages of Wallerian degeneration (0–4 days) after sciatic nerve injury is related to claudin 14 participating in the regulation of C-Jun, but not Akt and ERK1/2, signal pathway.

Contact: Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research

Public Release: 18-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
Anterior transposition of the vascularized ulnar nerve for cubital tunnel syndrome

Cubital tunnel syndrome is often accompanied by paresthesia in ulnar nerve sites and hand muscle atrophy. When muscle weakness occurs, or after failure of more conservative treatments, anterior transposition is used.

Contact: Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research

Public Release: 18-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
Multiple amplification of axonal regeneration in regenerating nerve fibers

Peripheral nerve transfer is a common method for treating peripheral nerve injury of proximal donor deficiency and has been extensively used to treat brachial plexus injury and long-segment nerve defects.

Contact: Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research

Public Release: 18-Mar-2015
Applied Physics Letters
Winter hack: Textured rubber that grips slick, icy surfaces

researchers from Canada are developing new methods to mass-produce a material that may help pedestrians get a better grip on slippery surfaces after such storms. The material, which is made up of glass fibers embedded in a compliant rubber, could one day be used in the soles of slip-resistant winter boots.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
001-240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
Transplantation of human amniotic epithelial cells repairs brachial plexus injury

Transplantation of stem cells has been of wide interest for the treatment of central and peripheral nerve injuries, but application of neural stem cells and embryonic stem cells is limited by source scarcity, ethical concerns, potential immune rejection, and security.

Contact: Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves local microenvironment after spinal cord injury

Yang Wang, China-Japan Union Hospital, Jilin University, China and his colleagues recently found that hyperbaric oxygen administration (0.2 MPa, four times per day, 3 days) reduced apoptotic cells in spinal cord tissue, lowered the expression of aquaporin 4/9 mRNA and protein, improved motor function, and thereby protected spinal cord after injury in a rat model of spinal cord injury.

Contact: Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
Expression pattern of neuregulin-1 type III during the development of the PNS

Neuregulin-1 type III is a key regulator in Schwann cell proliferation, committing to a myelinating fate and regulating myelin sheath thickness. However, the expression pattern of neuregulin-1 type III in the peripheral nervous system during developmental periods (such as the premyelinating stage, myelinating stage and postmyelinating stage) has rarely been studied.

Contact: Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
Local injection of icariin promotes peripheral nerve regeneration and functional recovery

Prof. Bao-guo Jiang, Peking University People’s Hospital, China and his colleagues previously confirmed that systemic administration of the traditional Chinese medicine Epimedium extract promotes peripheral nerve regeneration. Here, they sought to explore the therapeutic effects of local administration of icariin, a major component of Epimedium extract, on peripheral nerve regeneration.

Contact: Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Also of interest from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Measurements of high-pressure sound velocities of both high-temperature and ambient-temperature phases of iron, coupled with reanalysis of seismic data from the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package, suggest constraints on the composition and structure of the moon's metallic core, according to a study.

Contact: Luwam Yeibio
PNASnews@nas.edu
202-334-1310
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
East African uplift and climate change

A rediscovered whale fossil suggests that the onset of East African plateau uplift from sea level took place more than 17 million years ago and may have coincided with environmental changes that drove human evolution, according to a study.

Contact: Luwam Yeibio
PNASnews@nas.edu
202-334-1310
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
How bats react to changes in perceptual feedback

Bats use acoustic and somatosensory feedback to regulate prey capture, providing a window into extremely rapid decision processes, according to a study. Annemarie Surlykke and colleagues studied the little-understood phenomenon of terminal buzz emitted by echolocating bats and toothed whales just before the animals capture moving prey.

Contact: Luwam Yeibio
PNASnews@nas.edu
202-334-1310
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Exploring the origin of Trieste, Italy

A Roman military camp flanked by two minor forts and likely built in 178 BC may have provided the foundation for the first settlement of Tergeste, the ancestor of Trieste, a study suggests. Federico Bernardini and colleagues used airborne Light Detection and Ranging, Ground Penetrating Radar, and archaeological surveys to assess the archeological landscape of the Trieste area, located near Italy’s Northeast border with Slovenia.

Contact: Luwam Yeibio
PNASnews@nas.edu
202-334-1310
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Downfall of an ancient Mexican society

The competitive economy of the ancient society of Teotihuacan in what is now central Mexico may have caused tension between the ruling and the intermediate elites, resulting in the society’s eventual downfall, a study suggests. Linda Manzanilla reports findings from extensive excavations and multidisciplinary analyses of bodies buried in Teotihuacan and, in particular, one neighborhood center, Teopancazco.

Contact: Luwam Yeibio
PNASnews@nas.edu
202-334-1310
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
PharmacoEconomics
Global economic impact of diabetes revealed in new study

Diabetes costs in China could almost double over the next 15 years – according to new research from the University of East Anglia, supported by the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR).

Contact: Lisa Horton
l.horton@uea.ac.uk
44-016-035-92764
University of East Anglia

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
New system for detecting adverse effects of medications using social media

Researchers at Carlos III Universidad de Madrid (UC3M) have developed a system for detecting adverse effects of pharmaceutical drugs by tracking information generated by patients on specialized blogs or social networks such as Twitter in real time

Contact: fjalonso
oic@uc3m.es
Carlos III University of Madrid

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
ABPP promotes neuronal growth and peripheral nerve regeneration after crush injury

In clinical practice, drug administration, such as neurotrophins and vitamins, is a useful therapy of choice for treating nerve crush injuries. Accordingly, the development of neurotrophic and neuroprotective drugs/agents, including those derived from natural medicinal herbs, has attracted research attention.

Contact: Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
Mild hypothermia combined with an NgR-silenced cell scaffold to treat spinal cord injury

Dong Wang, the Fourth Center Clinical College of Tianjin Medical University in China and his colleagues constructed a cell scaffold complex consisting of a PLGA scaffold seeded with NgR-silenced neural stem cells and Schwann cells and transplanted it into the T9 segment in a rat model of spinal cord hemi-transection injury.

Contact: Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
Electro-acupuncture with Governor vessel with local meridian acupoints against PNI

Peripheral nerve injury (PNI) not only affects the site of the injury, but can also induce neuronal apoptosis at the spinal cord. However, many acupuncture clinicians still focus only on the injury site, selecting acupoints entirely along the injured nerve trunk and neglecting other regions; this may delay treatment efficacy and rehabilitation.

Contact: Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
Safety and efficacy of nerve elongator use for short-distance peripheral nerve defects

A randomized controlled clinical study co-performed by Peking University People’s Hospital, China and the Sixth Hospital of Ningbo, China reported that use of nerve elongator to repair short-distance peripheral nerve defects could accelerate early neurological function recovery and shorten the duration of splint immobilization and better promote the recovery of adjacent joint function.

Contact: Meng Zhao
eic@nrren.org
86-138-049-98773
Neural Regeneration Research

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
JAMA
Folic acid supplementation among adults with hypertension reduces risk of stroke

In a study that included more than 20,000 adults in China with high blood pressure but without a history of stroke or heart attack, the combined use of the hypertension medication enalapril and folic acid, compared with enalapril alone, significantly reduced the risk of first stroke, according to a study appearing in JAMA. The study is being released to coincide with its presentation at the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session.

Contact: Yong Huo,M.D.
huoyong@263.net.cn
The JAMA Network Journals

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