They sought to determine whether SIV infection leads to decreases in corneal nerve fiber
density, and whether corneal nerve fiber
density correlates with epidermal nerve fiber
length counts, thereby setting the stage for follow-up investigation using corneal confocal microscopy.
Based on knowledge of the molecular structure of myelin, the Nottingham physicists devised a new model in which the nerve fibers
are represented as long thin hollow tubes with special (anisotropic) magnetic properties.
Yadav believes that this proof-of-concept trial will help determine whether lipoic acid has potential as a therapy that can protect people with MS from nerve fiber
damage and resulting disability.
However, on aligned nanofiber scaffolds, they not only observed nerve fibers
growing from the tissue but the nerve fibers
were aligned in the same orientation as the nanofibers.
Stimulation of the hair bundle, as we have seen, causes membrane depolarization, neurotransmitter release, and action potential discharges in auditory nerve fibers
Because of the differences and stage of nerve damage, proximal nerve fibers
are the least affected and distal nerve fibers
are more likely to have greater structural damage.
We must accordingly hope that the mutation can instead be in the nature of the giant organism, humankind, itself--a mutation in the means of communication, in the nerve fibers
of the organization, that will transfer to this whole great organism some of the desirable and admirable attributes that are possessed by the units of which it is composed, the individual human beings.
Glucose transporter-1 strongly stained the perineurium but did not stain the nerve fibers
within the perineurium, thus giving a ringlike staining pattern (Figures 1 through 5).
Myelin is a critical insulator, helping nerve fibers
conduct the electrical impulses that drive ambulation, speech, sight, and hearing.
There is an unprecedented sense of optimism among scientists that restoring function by regrowing spinal nerve fibers
will be possible.
The tumor results from an overproduction of Schwann cells -- small sheet-like cells that normally wrap around nerve fibers
like onion skin and help support the nerves.
Damage to or loss of small nerve fibers
often results in burning pain, tingling or numbness that typically affects the limbs.