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Recovery Ratio of Quantity, Diameter, and Myelin Sheath Thickness in Regenerated Myelinated Nerve Fibers and Recovery Ratio of Wet Weight of Gastrocnemius Muscle.
This model explains the dependence of image contrast on fiber orientation in white matter and potentially allows information about the nerve fibers (such as their size and direction) to be inferred from magnetic resonance images.
The coding of sound intensity is now represented by a different scheme related to the ensemble of neural activity collectively arising from these four nerve fibers. Thus, the full range of loudness detection may be a coding property of multiple nerve fibers attached to the same hair cell.
Semiquantitative Assessment of the Number of Glucose Transporter-1-Positive Nerve Fibers in 16 Patients With Hirschsprung Disease and 22 Control Patients Fiber Quantity(*) Tissue ++ + [+ or -] - Hirschsprung disease 4 Rectal suction biopsies 4 ...
Although the experiments did not show improved function as a result of the newly formed myelin, it is likely that repaired nerve fibers would conduct normally, indicates lan Duncan, professor of neurology, University of Wisconsin.
The results show that the transplanted stem cells act as a "bridge" which allows injured sensory nerve fibers to grow into the spinal cord, rebuild functional nerve connections, and thereby achieve long term restoration of major parts of the lost sensory functions.
When researchers injected PCAF into mice with damage to their central nervous systems, this significantly increased the number of nerve fibers that grew back, indicating that it may be possible to chemically control the regeneration of nerves in the central nervous system.
DISSCUSION: Myelinated retinal nerve fibers are rare developmental anomalies present in 0.5-1% of all eyes (1).
"We are a long way from finding new treatments, but trying to understand what causes damage to nerve fibers may give a start, something a new treatment could be directed against."
The researchers also found reduced numbers of total and regenerating intraepidermal, unmyelinated nerve fibers in skin biopsies from the lower leg and upper thigh of the patients with fibromyalgia compared with the controls and the patients with depression.