Tag Archives: Nerve

Nerve surgery helps people with paralysis control their hands and arms

Nerve surgery can restore some control to the arm and hand following spinal cord injuryVasyl Dolmatov/Getty By Ruby Prosser Scully Surgeons have reanimated the hands and arms of people who are paralysed by connecting up working nerves to the injured ones, giving people the ability to use their phones, apply make-up and feed themselves again.… Read More »

The development of brain stem cells into new nerve cells and why this can lead to cancer

Ana Martin-Villalba and her research team at the German Cancer Research Center followed stem cells along the path to neurons. The scientists analyzed at every step which genes where switched on and which of them were actually turned into new proteins. They expected to find that stem cells would simply switch their stem cell genes… Read More »

FDA Expands Vagus Nerve Device to Cluster Headache Prevention – MD Magazine

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the label of non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator product gammaCore, from electroCore, Inc, to include adjunctive use in preventing cluster headaches in adult patients. The device, which was previously approved for the treatment of pain associated with migraines and cluster headaches, is a twice-daily self-administered treatment that provides… Read More »