Experts say the new research could be of help in the diagnosis and treatment of neuropathy, a condition that affects one in every four people and affects more than 200,000 people in the UK.
It affects people of all ages, from newborns to the elderly.
It’s caused by nerve damage to the spinal cord.
It can cause numbness and tingling of the feet, and can lead to numbness of the hands and feet, as well as loss of movement and muscle control.
Professor Richard Waddington from the University of Oxford said the new work showed there was a “major potential for clinical trials” in the area.
“We are very excited about this new finding and will be working closely with the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and the NIHR to accelerate the progress of this important field of research,” he said.
It’s hoped that by using MRI scans of the nerves, the new findings will help doctors develop a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms that cause the condition.
A team from the NIHI is working on using the data to identify the “neural pathways” that are involved in the condition, which has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and dementia.
NIH said MRI data will be used to develop new treatments.
The team at the NIHS said MRI studies had previously been used to identify different types of nerve damage and the different pathways involved in it.
They said the research showed that a “significant amount of brain tissue is damaged during neuropathy and that this can lead directly to changes in neuronal networks.”
“These findings are significant and provide an exciting opportunity for further understanding of how the brain’s nervous system works and how it may be affected by the neurological conditions that are associated with neuropathy,” the NIH team said in a statement.
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