Taught at medical neurology department, but also who is Werther ? Travers Brain Repair Centre Director (Victor Rafuse) joint research professor and his partner, an assistant professor with the department of Zhang Ying (phonetic Ying Zhang) said they successfully with LED lighting stimulate the muscles, enabling nerve injury and neurodegenerative diseases caused by atrophy and paralysis of the muscles react.
Dalhousie surgery residency and doctoral candidate Philip ? Wheat sue ex (Philippe Magown) and graduate Basavaraj Shettar physicians and Travers and Zhang Ying cooperation this major medical breakthrough experiment. Their study found that on October 13, 2015 published in “Nature Communications” journal.
“We found through the skin as long as a day with the LED light irradiation one hour and there is no link nerve muscle, can prevent them from shrinking. Other studies successfully make the case of light to stimulate nerves, but we are able to skip the first case of nerves and direct action research on muscle. This study brings significant progress, because of the complete failure of neural tissue injury or as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, commonly known as getting cold) and other diseases, can not let the muscles by stimulating nerve functioning . ”
Borrow from the LED light shines restore muscle function
To verify the light to directly stimulate muscle activity theory, the researchers implanted mice genes will react to light ion channels (ion channel), this ion channel was first discovered in the unicellular green algae. This is the ion channels allow the muscles when subjected to blue LED can stimulate contractions.
Scientists looking for a simple method of implanting ions into the body light reaction
“Our next step is to develop a light reaction able to ion channels directly to the muscles, without modifying the method of genetic composition so that we may have a way to find a viable therapy for humans.”
For example, Travers recommends that such an ion channel transfer on patients hand muscle hand muscle nerve injury failure. “We are seeing developed an ‘LED light gloves’ possibilities can be used to prevent the wearer muscle atrophy, and when patients want to get something that can stimulate muscle contraction.”
Unlimited Potential applications are expected to help patients with neurological disorders disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
This new technology is still in the stage of research has many potential applications, including use in stimulating the patient’s diaphragm disease Amyotrophic help because of neurons and synapses link failure mechanisms been suffering breathing problems in patients to stimulate their respiratory muscles, so the muscles to maintain the operation.