Inhibiting an enzyme associated with aging could help damaged nerves regrow and restore strength

New research has demonstrated a way to accelerate recovery from peripheral nerve injury by targeting an enzyme that was thought to be responsible for muscle wasting with aging.

Regrowing Damaged Nerves by Targeting Aging Enzyme

Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine and Sanford Burnham Prebys have discovered that targeting an enzyme associated with aging after nerve injury in a mouse model with a small molecule inhibitor, promoted regeneration of motor nerve and formation of neuromuscular synapses that resulted in accelerated recovery of strength.

Copycat nutrient leaves pancreatic tumors starving

A study led by Institute scientists suggests an entirely new approach to treat pancreatic cancer. The research shows that feeding tumors a copycat of an important nutrient starves them of the fuel they need to survive and grow.