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Autism: Origin Story

October 28, 2019

First evidence of immune response targeting brain cells in autism. Autism spectrum disorders affect one in 59 American…
Cloudy with a Chance of Pain? Smartphone study shows pain more likely on humid, windy days

October 25, 2019

People with long-term health conditions are 20 percent more likely to suffer from pain on days that are…
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Study Uncovers Metabolic Cause for Rare Eye Disease

September 16, 2019

An international team of researchers has discovered a cause for a rare eye disease affecting the macula that…
Treatment for chronic neuropathic pain gets to the brain via a novel route, without surgery

September 16, 2019

University at Buffalo researchers who previously discovered how chronic neuropathic pain arises in the brain have now developed…
Poor diet can lead to blindness

September 4, 2019

An extreme case of “fussy” or “picky” eating caused a young patient’s blindness, according to a new case…
A molecular link between memory and pain

July 3, 2019

Sortilin, which is a receptor expressed on the surface of nerve cells, plays a central role in memory…
A step closer to identifying cause of a blinding disease

May 28, 2019

Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is an inherited form of vision loss that causes people to have trouble with…
Neuropathy Study Finds Promise in Healthy Fats

April 1, 2019

People who are diabetic, prediabetic or obese are at high risk of developing diabetic neuropathy, which is chronic…
Gene therapy blocks peripheral nerve damage in mice

January 22, 2019

Nerve axons serve as the wiring of the nervous system, sending electrical signals that control movement and sense…
Diagnosing, treating neuropathy symptoms in cancer patients not exact science

April 20, 2018

Most of the roughly 15.5 million cancer survivors in the U.S. receive chemotherapy, and roughly 65 percent develop…
How does neuropathy happen? New research reveals a pathway and a possible therapeutic option

May 15, 2017

Diabetic neuropathy is one of the most common complications of diabetes. While not life-threatening, it affects millions in…
Wearable Device for the Early Detection of Common Diabetes-related Neurological Condition

July 28, 2014

A group of researchers in Taiwan has developed a new optical technology that may be able to detect…
Fingers on the pulse: Neuroscientists prove ultrasound can be tweaked to stimulate different sensations

December 14, 2012

A century after the world’s first ultrasonic detection device – invented in response to the sinking of the…
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