Neuroscientists reveal how the brain can enhance connections
To investigate how synapses are strengthened, Littleton and Cho studied a type of synapse known as neuromuscular junctions, in fruit flies. The researchers stimulated the presynaptic neurons with a rapid series of action potentials over a short period ...
Medical Xpress - Wed, 18 Nov 2015 09:01

Faculty Positions in Aging & Metabolism Research Program
Successful candidates will be expected to maintain a vigorous independent research program that addresses issues relevant to mechanisms of sarcopenia and frailty, neuromuscular junction maintenance, aspects of age-related changes in muscle ... The ...
Scientific American - Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:37

Dr. Howard Receives AANEM Distinguished Physician Award
He currently serves on the World Health Organization (WHO) Advisory Group of the Revision of the ICD-10 Diseases of the Nervous System, Neuromuscular Junction, and Muscle Diseases in Adults. He is also a member of the Muscle Study Group Executive ...
Newswise (press release) - Fri, 06 Nov 2015 13:22

C9ORF72 Mice Point to Gain of Toxic Function in ALS, FTD
Eggan's group used electromyography to detect denervation at the neuromuscular junction in their animals, but came up with baffling results. They found denervation and reduced motor neuron counts in the first group of animals they assessed, but not in ...
Alzforum - Thu, 29 Oct 2015 19:34

GRHealth Unveils Roosevelt Warm Springs Capital Project Plans
Georgia State Representative Robert Trammell, D-Luthersville, thanked colleague Representative Debbie Buckner, D-Junction City, and Governor Nathan Deal for their tireless work in encouraging the state legislature to approve the budget and the general ...
WJBF-TV - Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:15

Researchers Develop Novel Model To Study Motor Neuron Diseases, Including ALS
Neuromuscular junctions (NMJ) are formed through the interaction between motor neurons and the skeletal muscle. NMJs are important for signal transmission with disorders affecting such junctions usually leading to muscle weakness. Growing evidence ...
ALS News Today - Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:09

Hope against disease targeting children
Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers studying spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) have found what they term “surprising similarities” between this childhood disorder that attacks motor neurons and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly ...
Harvard Gazette - Thu, 24 Sep 2015 11:05

Sachdev to lead new MSU Division of Neuromuscular Medicine
Neuromuscular diseases affect many body areas including the autonomic nervous system, spinal cord, nerve root, peripheral nerve, nerve-muscle junction and muscle. Diseases include ALS, radiculopathy, neuropathy and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Others ...
MSUToday - Thu, 27 Aug 2015 06:38

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