Missing signals lead to diabetic nerve injury

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 11:53 in Health & Medicine

Molecules that help cells communicate with each other -- called cytokines -- might be the key to repairing diabetic nerve damage. Diabetes devastates nerve cells, which can lead to poor circulation, muscle weakness, blindness, and other painful side effects. The new study showed diabetic mice can't repair nerve cells after damage due to low levels of specific cytokines.

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