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This research highlights the link between nerve degeneration and arrhythmia susceptibility in a way that when applied to future study in humans can better predict those patients most likely to benefit from implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), and may one day provide an alternative treatment to ICD therapy.
The researchers concluded that acyclovir-prednisone was also significantly more effective in preventing nerve degeneration, on the basis of electrical testing (P = 0.
The company says the grant will be used to create neural stem cell therapies to restore lost vision in patients with retinal and optic nerve degeneration to improve patient quality of life.
Experiments show that similar genetic variations leave mice vulnerable to the sort of nerve degeneration seen in ALS patients, says Peter Carmeliet of Leuven University in Belgium.
Studies from the Ageing Gerontology Research Center in Baltimore, Maryland, have shown that a diet high in folate lowers your risk of Parkinson's disease which leads to nerve degeneration as we age.
This effort is the likely cause of nerve degeneration and dementia associated with the disease.
In South Carolina, Frances Brooke, a 52-year-old Maryland woman, has been charged with murder for injecting her 81-year-old mother, who was in chronic pain from spinal problems, nerve degeneration and diabetes, with an overdose of insulin.