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December 28, 2013
Contralateral needling at unblocked collaterals for post-stroke hemiplegia
Professor Huanmin Gao and co-workers from People's Hospital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in China performed contralateral needling at acupoints Chize (LU5) and Jianliao (TE14) in 106 stroke patients presenting complete hemiplegia and found that contralateral needling at these two acupoints can significantly promote the recovery of affected limb function of stroke patients with therapeutic effects superior to conventional acupuncture.

First location of melatonin in caudal spinal trigeminal nucleus
Accumulating research indicates that melatonin has a major role in pain transmission and has an ultra-sensitizing effect.

Genetic background of sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in the Chinese Han population
Daojun Hong and colleagues from Nanchang University further investigated the association of the MAPT gene with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in the Chinese Han population.
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