An out-of-control pandemic still growing after many decades, chronic pain is the most common reason for physician consultation in most developed countries around the world, with almost one in five … Continue Reading Previously unknown sensory organ identified.
Patients suffering from so-called immune-mediated neuropathies frequently have a long medical record. As there are no diagnostic tests available to reliably diagnose the disease, the diagnosis is frequently made belatedly … Continue Reading Study identifies previously unknown cause of immune neuropathy.
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) is a family of inherited disorders of the peripheral nervous system, affecting approximately one in 2,500 Americans. Its most common iteration, CMT1, comes in many forms, most … Continue Reading Researchers identify previously unknown genetic cause of inherited neuropathy.
Leprosy is a chronic infection of the skin, peripheral nerves, eyes and mucosa of the upper respiratory tract, affecting over a quarter million people worldwide. Its symptoms can be gruesome … Continue Reading The genomes and origins of the leprosy bacterias compared for the first time.
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have determined the specific type of cell that gives rise to large, disfiguring tumours called plexiform neurofibromas, a finding that could lead to new therapies … Continue Reading Researchers identify cell-of-origin for plexiform neurofibroma tumours.