Functional neuromuscular organoids have been developed that self-organize into spinal cord neurons and muscle tissue, paving the way for a new avenue to study human neuromuscular system development and disease.
Researchers have discovered that alterations in the gut microbiome of rats recovering from spinal cord injury could be associated with their mental health. This provides a lead to potentially treating mental health issues related to spinal cord injuries with bacteriotherapy.
The bacteria Bacillus subtilis has been found to prevent α-synuclein build up in C. elegans, offering further support to the idea that the gut microbiome can influence brain activity.
In this research article from the Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research, the authors assess the real-world outcomes among patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy receiving deflazacort or prednisone in real-world practice.
This review article from the journal Pain Management provides a summary of national and international evidence-based guidelines for common pain conditions to guide primary healthcare practitioners on recommended non-prescription analgesic treatments.
In this interview from the Video Journal of Biomedicine, Hannah Brown (Ipsos Healthcare, London, UK) discusses physician and patient treatment decision-making for relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis.