An early warning system for diabetic automobile drivers with peripheral neuropathy - Esparza J, Gudimetla P, De Silva S, Unsworth CA.
Purpose: People with Type 2 diabetes exhibit peripheral neuropathy that results in the progressive loss of sensation in their feet. This may adversely affect their ability to drive as there is the potential for their foot to slip off the accelerator... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Massage Therapy Gives Relief From Chemo-Related Neuropathy Massage Therapy Gives Relief From Chemo-Related Neuropathy
Patients with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy who received massage therapy experienced symptomatic relief.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - October 28, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Driving simulator performance in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A - Jerath NU, Aksan N, Dawson JD, Rizzo M, Uc EY, Shy ME.
This study evaluates driving ability in those with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Type 1A, a hereditary peripheral neuropathy. Methods: Individuals with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Type 1A (n = 18, age = 42 ± 7) and controls (n = 19; age = ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to treat peripheral neuropathy naturally
Peripheral neuropathy involves damage to the peripheral nerves. This can cause various sensations, including pain. Here, learn more about the symptoms and causes and which natural treatments may help. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Balance training as a promising intervention for reducing the risk of fall in elderly patients with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy - Mortazavi H.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Researchers determine local acupuncture needling is important for treating peripheral neuropathy successfully
(Natural News) Researchers recently found a connection between local acupuncture points and the peripheral nerves involved in neuropathy and neuropathic pain. They concluded that stimulating those local points with needles ensures the successful treatment of peripheral neuropathy. Numerous studies show that acupuncture improves medical conditions like chronic lower back pain, migraine and tension headaches, and chemotherapy-related... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: association with increased risk of falls and injuries - Autissier E.
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a debilitating and degenerative side effect of many commonly used chemotherapy agents. Symptoms manifest as sensory and motor neuropathies. CIPN may necessitate chemotherapy dose reduction or... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Textured shoe insoles to improve balance performance in adults with diabetic peripheral neuropathy: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial - Hatton AL, Gane EM, Maharaj JN, Burns J, Paton J, Kerr G, Rome K.
INTRODUCTION: Peripheral neuropathy is a major risk factor for falls in adults with diabetes. Innovative footwear devices which artificially manipulate the sensory environment at the feet, such as textured shoe insoles, are emerging as an attractive option... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Generics of Lyrica
July 22, 2019 -- On July 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved multiple applications for first generics of Lyrica (pregabalin) for the management of neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, for the management of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA approves first generics of Lyrica
On July 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved multiple applications for first generics of Lyrica (pregabalin) for the management of neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, for the management of postherpetic neuralgia, as an adjunctive therapy for the treatment of partial onset seizures in patients 17 years of age and older, for the management of fibromyalgia, and for the management of neuropathic pain associated with spinal cord injury. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured FDA Regulatory Affairs Source Type: news

Looking for an optimal pedal layout to improve the driving performance of patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy - Ma S, Wu C, Zhang J, Zeng X, Zhao G, Sun X.
This study sought to investigate how diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), a common complication of diabetes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Avastin Improves Quality of Life for Mesothelioma Patients
A research team from France has documented the health-related quality-of-life benefits of adding Avastin (bevacizumab) to chemotherapy for pleural mesothelioma patients, endorsing its addition to standard-of-care treatment. The recent quality-of-life analysis was a secondary endpoint of an earlier, multicenter clinical trial in France that showed an almost three-month median survival improvement when adding Avastin. The latest study demonstrated that adding Avastin to cisplatin and Alimta (pemetrexed) did not negatively impact quality of life — a problem with several other cancers because of the increased toxicity. &...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 8, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Women more likely to develop diabetic neuropathy
Findings, published inBMJ Open Diabetes Research& Care, suggest that being female, rather than low vitamin D levels, is linked to a greater risk of peripheral neuropathy in type 2 diabetes.Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 3, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Genetic marker linked to increased risk of diabetic peripheral neuropathy
(Joslin Diabetes Center) This is the first real effort to have a genome wide search for genes predisposing to diabetic peripheral neuropathy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Common is Restless Legs Syndrome in Children?
Discussion Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is also known as Willis-Ekbom disease. RLS is a clinical diagnosis with criteria being: 1. An urge to move the legs usually accompanied by uncomfortable and unpleasant sensations in the lower extremities (Note: sometimes other body parts can be affected) 2. The urge to move begins or worsens when sitting or lying down 3. The urge to move is partially or totally relieved by movement (Note: relief by activity may not be noticable if severely affected but must have been previously present) 4. The urge to move the legs and any accompanying unpleasant sensations during rest or in activ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 10, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

i-Fect Scores Again
This study is the first to demonstrate that the stabilization of HIF1A expression underpins the development of bortezomib-induced neuropathic pain. Crucially, these findings reveal that the initiation and maintenance of bortezomib-induced neuropathic pain are regulated by distinct mechanisms. (Source: Neuromics)
Source: Neuromics - May 13, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: chemotherapy i-Fect RNAi siRNA siRNA delivery in-vivo Source Type: news

i-Fect in Action
This study is the first to demonstrate that the stabilization of HIF1A expression underpins the development of bortezomib-induced neuropathic pain. Crucially, these findings reveal that the initiation and maintenance of bortezomib-induced neuropathic pain are regulated by distinct mechanisms.Looking to up your odds for high percentage siRNA Transfection? Try i-Fect. (Source: siRNA and DsiRNA Transfection Efficiency)
Source: siRNA and DsiRNA Transfection Efficiency - May 9, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Chemotherapy i-Fect in vivo RNAi neuropathic pain siRNA delivery in-vivo Source Type: news

Oral Fluoroquinolones Carry Small Risk of Peripheral Neuropathy Oral Fluoroquinolones Carry Small Risk of Peripheral Neuropathy
Oral fluoroquinolone exposure is associated with a small increase in risk of peripheral neuropathy, according to findings from The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

NeurExo Sciences and Henry Ford present preclinical data on exosomes at ISEV2019
(Henry Ford Health System) NeurExo Sciences, LLC and Henry Ford Health System today announced the presentation of new data on exosomes at the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) 2019 Annual Meeting being held April 24-28, 2019 in Kyoto, Japan. Among their key findings, Henry Ford researchers demonstrated the ability of exosomes to suppress chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy and enhance the anti-tumor effects of platinum drugs, which are commonly used to treat cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Active ingredient of aconite root against peripheral neuropathic pain is identified as neoline
(Nagoya City University) Aconite root is used in East Asian traditional medicines to treat pain. Since its toxicity, it is used after heat-processing for detoxifying. The present study revealed that processed aconite root could relief neuropathic pain in murine peripheral neuropathy model induced by oxaliplatin, paclitaxel, or partial ligation of the sciatic nerve (Seltzer model), and identified that its active ingredient is not benzoylmesaconine, a degraded compound of toxic mesaconitine, but neoline, a stable compound by detoxifying heat-processing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 10, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Fruit flies rise to the occasion
Fishing them out of a drink, you may not see the benefit of fruit flies. But they are a vital scientific model, and at Mayo Clinic, they are helping researchers investigate a debilitating chemotherapy side effect: nerve damage called "peripheral neuropathy." "The platinum drugs -- cisplatin, carboplatin, oxaliplatin -- are the [most common] drugs used [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 6, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Altered accelerator pedal control in a driving simulator in people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy - Perazzolo M, Reeves ND, Bowling FL, Boulton AJM, Raffi M, Marple-Horvat DE.
AIM: To investigate whether the sensory-motor impairment attributable to diabetic peripheral neuropathy would affect control of the accelerator pedal during a driving simulator task. METHODS: A total of 32 active drivers, 11 with diabetic periphera... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Association Between Diet and Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy Association Between Diet and Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy
Foods like citrus and grains may affect severity of peripheral neuropathy symptoms during taxane therapy for breast cancer.Breast Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Postural sway, falls, and self-reported neuropathy in aging female cancer survivors - Fino PC, Horak FB, El-Gohary M, Guidarelli C, Medysky ME, Nagle SJ, Winters-Stone KM.
BACKGROUND: Falls are a major public health concern in older adults, and the proportion of older adults that has been diagnosed with cancer is growing. Yet, while falls, peripheral neuropathy, and postural instability are more common in aging cancer surviv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Health Tip: Symptoms of Neuropathy Caused By Chemo
-- Chemotherapy drugs can cause peripheral neuropathy, a set of symptoms caused by damage to nerves that control the sensations and movements of the arms, legs, hands and feet. The American Cancer Society mentions these sensations that indicate... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New study analyzes cost effectiveness of smoked cannabis to treat chronic neuropathic pain
Smoked cannabis as an adjunctive second-line therapy to treat chronic peripheral neuropathy can be both effective and cost-effective. The results of a new study simulating its use in one million patients are published in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

New study analyzes cost effectiveness of smoked cannabis to treat chronic neuropathic pain
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Smoked cannabis as an adjunctive second-line therapy to treat chronic peripheral neuropathy can be both effective and cost-effective. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can acupuncture be used to treat peripheral neuropathy?
(Natural News) Your central nervous system consists of your brain and your spinal cord, while your peripheral nervous system connects these to the rest of your body. Peripheral neuropathy occurs when your peripheral nervous system malfunctions, causing weakness, numbness, feelings of “pins and needles,” and pain in your body. If you suffer from peripheral neuropathy,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A strict gluten-free diet may help protect against nerve pain
(Natural News) A preliminary study released by the American Academy of Neurology suggests that eliminating gluten completely from your diet may help prevent nerve pain in people with gluten sensitivity. Gluten sensitivity has been linked to peripheral neuropathy, a condition in which the peripheral nerves of an individual become damaged. This, in turn, causes weakness, numbness,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feds sue Lenexa clinic for more than $1.4M
The federal government is suing a Lenexa chiropractic clinic for allegedly defrauding Medicare, KCUR reports.   The lawsuit seeks triple damages and names Kansas City Health& Wellness Clinic and brothers/owner-operators Ryan and Tyler Schell. The suit alleges that the Schells charged Medicare for peripheral neuropathy treatments that fall outside of the program's coverage and for treatments they never provided. Some of the treatments also weren't medically necessary, according to the suit.   The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Feds sue Lenexa clinic for more than $1.4M
The federal government is suing a Lenexa chiropractic clinic for allegedly defrauding Medicare, KCUR reports.   The lawsuit seeks triple damages and names Kansas City Health& Wellness Clinic and brothers/owner-operators Ryan and Tyler Schell. The suit alleges that the Schells charged Medicare for peripheral neuropathy treatments that fall outside of the program's coverage and for treatments they never provided. Some of the treatments also weren't medically necessary, according to the suit.   The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Metformin and B12 Deficiency: A Bigger Problem Than We Thought Metformin and B12 Deficiency: A Bigger Problem Than We Thought
New evidence suggests that preventing vitamin B12 deficiency could reduce peripheral neuropathy in patients on metformin.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Low Vitamin D Levels in Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Low Vitamin D Levels in Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Vitamin D levels are lower in patients with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) than in those with painless DPN, or other comparators without DPN, shows a small study that controlling for sunlight and physical activity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Add this to your diet if you're diabetic: The English walnut prevents neuropathy
(Natural News) Research has found that English walnut (Juglans regia L.) leaf can prevent and treat peripheral neuropathy, one of the most common chronic complications of diabetes that affect all peripheral nerves. In the study, which was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the therapeutic effects of the English walnut leaf extract... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The English walnut leaf shows potential in treating streptozotocin-induced diabetic peripheral neuropathy
(Natural News) Research has found that English walnut (Juglans regia L.) leaf has the ability to prevent and treat streptozotocin-induced diabetic peripheral neuropathy. The study, which was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, investigated the therapeutic effects of English walnut leaf extract against diabetic neuropathy in mice. A team of researchers from Mazandaran University of Medical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electroacupuncture Shows Benefits in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Electroacupuncture Shows Benefits in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Twice-weekly treatments for 8 weeks reduced pain, improved sleep, and posed no safety concerns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Antioxidant for Taxane-Induced Neuropathy Antioxidant for Taxane-Induced Neuropathy
Be careful with antioxidants. Research finds that acetyl-L-carnitine worsened taxane-associated peripheral neuropathy.Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Oligonucleotide Drugs Show Promise in Transthyretin Amyloidosis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Patisiran, inotersen show peripheral neuropathy progression can be slowed (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - July 5, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Cuban epidemic neuropathy: insights into the toxic-nutritional hypothesis through international collaboration - Gonz ález-Quevedo A, Santiesteban-Freixas R, Eells JT, Lima L, Sadun AA.
From 1991 to 1993, an epidemic of optic and peripheral neuropathy-the largest of the century-broke out in Cuba, affecting more than 50,000 people. Initially the main clinical features were decreased visual acuity, central and cecocentral scotomas, impaired... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Peripheral Neuropathy Common in Childhood Cancer Survivors
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- Childhood cancer survivors frequently have clinical abnormalities attributable to peripheral neuropathy, according to a study published online May 14 in JAMA Neurology. Tejaswi Kandula, M.B.B.S., from the University of New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in long-term survivors of childhood cancer
(JAMA Network) A new study assesses chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in 121 long-term survivors of childhood cancer to detail clinical, functional, neurophysiological and patient-reported outcomes of the condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Diagnosing, treating neuropathy symptoms in cancer patients not exact science
(University of Michigan) Most of the roughly 15.5 million cancer survivors in the US receive chemotherapy, and roughly 65 percent develop some degree of the chemotherapy-induced nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Peripheral neuropathy is associated with more frequent falls in Parkinson's disease - Beaulieu ML, M ├╝ller MLTM, Bohnen NI.
INTRODUCTION: Peripheral neuropathy is a common condition in the elderly that can affect balance and gait. Postural imbalance and gait difficulties in Parkinson's disease (PD), therefore, may stem not only from the primary neurodegenerative process but als... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What could cause tingling in the feet or hands?
A feeling of tingling in the feet or hands can have a variety of causes. Many are related to peripheral neuropathy or nerve damage, but others include a pinched nerve, pregnancy, and even anxiety. Treatments depend on the underlying cause. Learn more about the numerous causes and related symptoms of the condition here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Effects of Cryotherapy on Paclitaxel-Induced Neuropathy Effects of Cryotherapy on Paclitaxel-Induced Neuropathy
Wearing frozen flexible gloves and socks during infusion may reduce symptoms of paclitaxel-induced peripheral neuropathy.Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

NanOlogy looks to transform chemotherapy with localized delivery platform
Paclitaxel revolutionized cancer treatment when it was first used as a chemotherapeutic in the 1990s. But although the product is a powerful cancer killer, patients taking systemic doses of paclitaxel have to endure side effects such as peripheral neuropathy and hair loss. Marc Iacobucci and his team at NanOlogy believe they could replace the need for large, systemic doses of paclitaxel with the company’s unique formulation technique. NanOlogy has developed a way to turn drugs such as paclitaxel and docetaxel into sub-micron particles of pure drug that can be delivered locally to tumors. Get the full story ...
Source: Mass Device - March 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Oncology Pharmaceuticals nanology Source Type: news

Gluten free diet nearly eliminates nerve pain for some
Researchers at the University of Sheffield in Sheffield, United Kingdom found a glutren-free diet could help prevent pain associated with peripheral neuropathy, a nerve condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HDAC6 inhibitors protect against neuronal damage and have therapeutic potential
(VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)) Inhibiting HDAC6 improves the structural stability of cells and protects against neuronal damage. Leuven research uncovered that targeting this mechanism could be a promising therapeutic approach for peripheral neuropathies, whether due to Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) or as a side effect of chemotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Supplements and Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Supplements and Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Do multivitamins mitigate development of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy?Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

MDI Biological Laboratory discovery could lead to new therapies for diabetics
(Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory) New research by MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., has demonstrated that an enzyme she had previously identified as playing a role in peripheral neuropathy induced by cancer chemotherapy also plays a role in peripheral neuropathy caused by diabetes. The significance of the identification of a common molecular mechanism is that the drug candidates she identified to treat chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy could potentially be used to treat peripheral neuropathy caused by diabetes as well. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news