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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

Public Release: 14-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
What water promotes sprouting of injured axons but does not reduces glial scar formation?

For a long time period, severe spinal cord injury with paralysis has been considered an irreversible condition, because neurons in the central nervous system do not regrow their once injured axons.

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

Public Release: 14-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
Why does delayed electrical stimulation not enhance nerve regeneration after PNI?

Na Han, Peking University People's Hospital, China and her colleagues recently confirmed that if the biodegradable conduit repair combined with electrical stimulation is delayed, it results in a poor outcome following sciatic nerve injury.

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

Public Release: 14-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
Construction of a large animal model of human cauda equina injury and repair

Previous animal studies of cauda equina injury have primarily used rat models, which display significant differences from humans. The cauda equina is much smaller in rats than in humans, making surgery and repair difficult. Furthermore, most studies have focused on electrophysiological examination.

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

Public Release: 13-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
Melatonin lowers edema after spinal cord injury

Xinwei Liu, General Hospital of Shenyang Military Area Command of Chinese PLA, China and his colleagues found that intraperitoneal injection of melatonin (100 mg/kg) could reduce the water content of the injured spinal cord and suppress the expression of aquaporin-4 and glial fibrillary acidic protein after spinal cord injury.

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

Public Release: 13-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
Transplantation of placenta-derived MSCs-induced NSCs to treat spinal cord injury

Zhi Li, Affiliated Central Hospital of Shenyang Medical College, China and his colleagues recently found that transplantation of placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)-induced neural stem cells (NSCs) into injured spinal cord can promote the recovery of motor and sensory functions without causing transplant rejection in a rat model of spinal cord injury.

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

Public Release: 13-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
SFK activity inhibition for functional locomotor recovery and increased spared tissue

Odrick R. Rosas, School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, USA and his colleagues recently found that Src family kinase (SFK) inhibitor PP2 intervention greatly promoted the locomotor function recovery in the chronic stage after spinal cord trauma and simultaneously increased spared spinal tissue, but did not change the astrocytic response or infiltration of cells from the immune system.

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

Public Release: 13-Mar-2015
Science
Language and smiles suggest liberals happier than conservatives

Though several studies based on self-reporting have suggested political conservatives in the U.S. are happier than their liberal counterparts, a new report based on behavioral analyses suggests the opposite.

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

Public Release: 13-Mar-2015
Science
China’s Moon mission exposes lunar layers

Preliminary results from China’s Chang’E-3 (CE-3) spacecraft and its rover, Yutu, suggest that the Moon’s geological history has been more complex than researchers have thought. Ground-penetrating radar measurements taken by Yutu reveal at least nine subsurface layers beneath CE-3’s landing site, indicating that multiple geologic processes have taken place there.

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

Public Release: 13-Mar-2015
Science
Fossil teeth reveal early reliance on rainforest resources

Human foragers were relying on tropical rainforests for resources since at least 20,000 years ago, according to a new study. Until now, researchers had not been able to find direct evidence of such reliance before about 10,000 years ago.

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

Public Release: 13-Mar-2015
Science
Measles a growing risk in countries hit by Ebola

Measles and other childhood infections, such as poliovirus, malaria, and tuberculosis are poised to claim as many lives as Ebola in the countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea unless programs to vaccinate children are quickly resumed, researchers say.

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

Public Release: 12-Mar-2015
SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences
Scientists have successfully custom-made biomimetic bone model for preoperative diagnosis

There are up to 3 million bone-defect patients each year in China. If bone models of patient surgical spot were prepared before operating, the surgery success rate could be improved significantly. Prof. Wang Yanen from Northwestern Polytechnical University has manufactured the personalized biomimetic bone model for preoperative diagnosis using 3D printing.

Northwestern Polytechnical University (No.3102014JCS05007);National Natural Science Foundation of China(No.51175432、50905147);Yinzhou District Scientific Technology Bureau,Ningbo

Contact: Wang Yanen
wangyanen@nwpu.edu.cn
Science China Press

Public Release: 12-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
Can bacterial melanin promote rat recovery after sciatic nerve injury?

A recent study from Olga. V. Gevorkyan at National Academy of Sciences of Armenia has found that bacterial melanin, obtained from the mutant strain of Bacillus Thuringiensis, promotes the recovery of injured central nervous system, benefits for recovery of limb motor function, and can be used for rehabilitation treatment of peripheral nerve injury.

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

Public Release: 12-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
Is daidzein a neuroprotective agent against cerebral ischemia?

A recent study reported by Adem Bozkurt Aras at Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey has found that daidzein, a plant extract, exhibits neuroprotective effects against cerebral ischemia by decreasing the production of oxygen free radical.

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

Public Release: 12-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
A novel artificial nerve graft for repair of long-distance sciatic nerve defects

Self-assembling peptide nanofiber scaffolds (SAPNSs) have advantages in topography and porosity, thus mimicking the naturally occurring extracellular matrix.

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

Public Release: 12-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
Diffusion weighted MRI and tractography for evaluating peripheral nerve

Accurate detection of peripheral nerve degeneration and regeneration is important in clinical decision-making, but current electrodiagnostic approaches are limited particularly early in these processes.

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

Public Release: 12-Mar-2015
Selective fluorogenic imaging of hepatocellular H2S by a galactosyl azidonaphthalimide probe

Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has been identified as the third important gaseous transmitter after nitric oxide (NO) and carbon monoxide (CO). It plays important roles in both normal physiology conditions and the process/progress of several diseases. As a result, selective detection of tissue-specific H2S represents an important goal to aid not only cell biology research but also disease diagnosis.

This research work was accomplished by the graduate students and colleagues in CHEN Guorong’s and LI Jia’s groups.

Contact: zangyi
yzang@simm.ac.cn
Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 12-Mar-2015
Science Translational Medicine
Ultrasound clears plaque, restores memory in mouse model of Alzheimer's disease

Scanning ultrasound can help clear plaque and restore memory in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. It works by stimulating microglial cells, warriors of the brain’s immune system, to engulf disease-causing plaque.

Contact: Jennifer Anderson
janderso@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 10-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
Dynamic reactive astrocytes after focal ischemia

Astrocytes are specialized and most numerous glial cell type in CNS andplay important roles in physiology. Astrocytes are also critically involved in many neural disorders including focal ischemic stroke, a leading cause of brain injury and human death.

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

Public Release: 10-Mar-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
“Standby” EMT and “immune cell trapping” structure for limiting neuronal damage

“Standby” EMT and “immune cell trapping” structure for limiting neuronal damage after CNS injury

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

Public Release: 10-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Also of interest from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

A study of 10 rodent species finds that species longevity is positively correlated with the constitutive activity of transcription factor Nrf2 and that the correlation is likely due to levels of regulators that degrade Nrf2, rather than total Nrf2 protein levels, suggesting that Nrf2 regulators may serve as potential therapeutic targets for lifespan extension.

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

Public Release: 10-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Genetic ancestry of 17th century slaves

An analysis of DNA extracted from the tooth roots of three 17th century slaves suggests that the slaves hailed from Bantu-speaking groups in northern Cameroon and non-Bantu speakers living in present-day Nigeria and Ghana, according to a study.

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

Public Release: 10-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Hidden consequences of late-life reproduction in sparrows

A study on house sparrows suggests that females with older mothers, and males with older fathers, may have reduced lifetime fitness, compared with the offspring of younger parents. The transgenerational effects of parental age have been examined in laboratory settings but not in natural populations.

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

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