motor neuron

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Synonyms for motor neuron

a neuron conducting impulses outwards from the brain or spinal cord

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He said that they then built a survival gene into them, which helps the stem-cell motor neurons to stay alive when they are transplanted inside the injured nerve and allows them to grow to connect to muscle.
ALS affects motor neurons arising from the brain, brainstem, and spinal cord.
There is the possibility that multiple insults may lead to a common pathway of motor neuron death.
This simple, but carefully conducted study raises some interesting questions about how events occurring before birth may increase the risk of developing motor neuron disease later in life," the BBC quoted Dr Brian Dickie of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, as saying.
12) evaluation of retrograde axonal transport of toxins to the spinal motor neurons and their response (access and possible uptake of toxic substances at the neuromuscular junction).
A single motor neuron can innervate both an abductor and an adductor muscle following misdirected regrowth.
The spirulina-fed ALS mice showed reduced inflammatory markers and motor neuron degeneration over that period.
The researchers replaced the segment of the poliovirus genome that recognizes the interior of a motor neuron and starts replication.
Rx] is a drug designed to increase of the SMN protein by inducing the survival motor neuron gene 2 (SMN2), a related gene that typically makes only a small amount of functional SMN protein, to make more functional SMN protein.
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects motor neurons (nerve cells) in the brain and the spinal cord.
The lead research has revealed that the treated mice were bred to have a form of motor neuron disease called spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress type 1 (SMARD 1), which affects 1 or 2 in every 100,000 children.
5m to help those whose lives are blighted by motor neuron disease.
The researchers first asked whether the Prdx1 protein could affect motor neuron development by removing it from developing spinal cords of chick embryos.
com/research/3a24b8/stem_cell_therapy) has announced the addition of the "Stem Cell Therapy Perspectives in Treating Motor Neuron Diseases: ALS and SMA" report to their offering.
June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Olive Branch Fund: A Thisbe and Noah Scott Legacy, an organization dedicated to combating pediatric motor neuron diseases, today announced its first funding award to Kevin Eggan, Ph.