First evidence that chitosan could repair spinal damage

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Kathryn Knight kathryn@biologists.com 44-078-763-44333 The Company of Biologists Chitosan offers hope for spinal injury patients This release is available in Chinese. Richard Borgens and his colleagues from the Center for Paralysis Research at the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine have a strong record of inventing therapies for treating nerve…

Medical Examiner keeps thousands of brains for ‘tests’ families call needless

By SUSAN EDELMAN Last Updated:  12:56 PM, October 28, 2012 Posted: 10:30 PM, October 27, 2012 EXCLUSIVE It’s the great brain robbery. The city Medical Examiner’s Office has kept the brains of more than 9,200 deceased New Yorkers — from the elderly to newborns — in the past eight years, records obtained by The Post…

Active ingredients in marijuana found to spread and prolong pain : Transforms transient normal pain into persistent chronic pain

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Jim Kelly jpkelly@utmb.edu 409-772-8791 University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Research has implications for medical use of drug and concepts of chronic pain GALVESTON, Texas — Imagine that you’re working on your back porch, hammering in a nail. Suddenly you slip and hit your thumb instead — hard.…

Social contact can ease pain related to nerve damage, animal study suggests

Contact: Adam Hinzey Adam.Hinzey@osumc.edu Ohio State University COLUMBUS, Ohio – Companionship has the potential to reduce pain linked to nerve damage, according to a new study. Mice that were paired with a cage-mate showed lower pain responses and fewer signs of inflammation in their nervous system after undergoing surgery that affected their nerves than did…

New study proves that pain is not a symptom of arthritis, pain causes arthritis

2008 study posted for filing Contact: Greg Williams Greg_Williams@urmc.rochester.edu 585-273-1757 University of Rochester Medical Center New treatments will seek to interrupt ‘crosstalk’ between joints and the spinal cord Pain is more than a symptom of osteoarthritis, it is an inherent and damaging part of the disease itself, according to a study published today in journal…