Spinal Cord Injury News
A collection of posts on news, information and resources for those with spinal cord injuries.
Stimulating Axon Regrowth After Spinal Cord Injury
A new study by Burke Neurological Institute (BNI), Weill Cornell Medicine, finds that activation of MAP2K signaling by genetic engineering or non-invasive repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) promotes corticospinal tract (CST) axon sprouting and functional regeneration after spinal cord injury (SCI) in mice.
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Posted in Research for a Cure on January 6th, 2023.
Neuralink Is Trying To Reanimate the Body
Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to reanimate the body to help people who have experienced a severe spinal cord injury gain more mobility.
Posted in Research for a Cure on December 2nd, 2022.
Unique Scaffolding Material Shows Promise in the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury
Unique new material developed at University of Limerick has shown significant promise in the treatment of spinal cord injury.
Brand new research conducted at UL’s Bernal Institute – published in leading global journal Biomaterials Research – has made exciting progress in the field of spinal cord tissue repair.
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Posted in Research for a Cure on November 30th, 2022.
Scientists Identify Neurons that Restore Walking After Paralysis
A new study by scientists at the .NeuroRestore research center has identified the type of neuron that is activated and remodeled by spinal cord stimulation, allowing patients to stand up, walk and rebuild their muscles – thus improving their quality of life. This discovery, made in nine patients, marks a fundamental, clinical breakthrough. The study was published today in Nature.
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Posted in Research for a Cure, Therapies and Procedures on November 10th, 2022.
Stem Cell Grafts and Rehabilitation Combined Boost Spinal Cord Injury Results
In animal models, researchers found that intensive physical therapy in tandem with implanted neural stem cells increased tissue growth, repair, and functionality more than those treatments alone.
In recent years, researchers have made measurable progress, using animal models, to promote tissue regeneration in spinal cord injuries (SCI) through implanted neural stem cells or grafts. Other efforts have shown that intensive physical rehabilitation can improve function after SCI by promoting greater or new roles for undamaged or spared cells and neural circuits.
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Posted in Research for a Cure on October 29th, 2022.
Tagged: nerve regeneration, stem cells