News tagged with spinal cord

How cells know when to tighten the belt

The epithelial cells that line the surface of tissues form a tightly sealed barrier, with individual cells joined together by structures called apical junctional complexes (AJCs). However, embryonic epithelium undergoes multiple ...

dateOct 21, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
shares0 comments 0

Researchers block morphine's itchy side effect

Itching is one of the most prevalent side effects of powerful, pain-killing drugs like morphine, oxycodone and other opioids. The opiate-associated itch is so common that even women who get epidurals for labor pain often ...

dateOct 13, 2011 in Biochemistry
shares0 comments 3

Fish offer clues to spinal cord renewal

(PhysOrg.com) -- Spinal cord injuries are devastating, but fish may be the key to finding a cure.Research shows adult fish that sustain a spinal cord injury have the miraculous ability to not only regenerate the spinal cord, ...

dateApr 06, 2011 in Medical research
shares0 comments 0