Peripheral-Neuropathy-Information-Page

Peripheral Neuropathy Information Page


What research is being done?

Current research projects funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) involve investigations of genetic factors associated with hereditary neuropathies, studies of biological mechanisms involved in diabetes-associated neuropathies, and exploring how the immune system contributes to peripheral nerve damage. The Inherited Neuropathies Consortium seeks to better understand the several different forms of neuropathy and identify genes that modify clinical features in these disorders. Some research focuses on immune system peripheral nerve damage, such  as seen in Guillain-Barré syndrome. Other NINDS-sponsored studies hope to identify biomarkers (signs that can indicate the diagnosis or progression of a disease) for the peripheral neuropathies and to develop more effective therapies for these diseases. Other scientists are investigating the pathways by which pain signals reach the brain and hope to identify substances that will block this signaling.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Peripheral Nerve Disorders

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What research is being done?

Current research projects funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) involve investigations of genetic factors associated with hereditary neuropathies, studies of biological mechanisms involved in diabetes-associated neuropathies, and exploring how the immune system contributes to peripheral nerve damage. The Inherited Neuropathies Consortium seeks to better understand the several different forms of neuropathy and identify genes that modify clinical features in these disorders. Some research focuses on immune system peripheral nerve damage, such  as seen in Guillain-Barré syndrome. Other NINDS-sponsored studies hope to identify biomarkers (signs that can indicate the diagnosis or progression of a disease) for the peripheral neuropathies and to develop more effective therapies for these diseases. Other scientists are investigating the pathways by which pain signals reach the brain and hope to identify substances that will block this signaling.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Current research projects funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) involve investigations of genetic factors associated with hereditary neuropathies, studies of biological mechanisms involved in diabetes-associated neuropathies, and exploring how the immune system contributes to peripheral nerve damage. The Inherited Neuropathies Consortium seeks to better understand the several different forms of neuropathy and identify genes that modify clinical features in these disorders. Some research focuses on immune system peripheral nerve damage, such  as seen in Guillain-Barré syndrome. Other NINDS-sponsored studies hope to identify biomarkers (signs that can indicate the diagnosis or progression of a disease) for the peripheral neuropathies and to develop more effective therapies for these diseases. Other scientists are investigating the pathways by which pain signals reach the brain and hope to identify substances that will block this signaling.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Peripheral Nerve Disorders


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