A Skin Cream for Peripheral Neuropathy? Small Molecule May go a Long Way

About half of people with diabetes develop peripheral neuropathy. While there are some treatments to reduce pain, there’s nothing that restores sensation. Gabriel Corfas, PhD, of the F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, wondered if replenishing a growth factor called GDNF (short for glial-derived neurotrophic factor) could improve sensory neurons’ health and function. Read the results of his recent study. READ MORE

Source: Boston Children’s Hospital