New Clues to Causes of Peripheral Nerve Damage

Research has long focused on the breakdown of cellular energy factories as a contributing factor in PN. Researchers at Washington University Schoold of Medicine, led by Jeffrey Milbrandt, MD, PhD., James S. McDonnell Professor of Genetics and head of the Department of Genetics, have new research that points to a more central role in damage to energy factories in other cells: Schwann cells, which grow alongside neurons and enable nerve signals to travel from the spinal cord to the tips of the fingers and toes.  READ MORE

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