Category: ‘Research for a Cure’
Posted on July 11th, 2019
Recently, researchers have investigated a nerve repair process that could potentially be activated to heal injuries to the brain and spinal cord. This discovery came from investigating an existing peripheral nerve regeneration pathway and applying similar concepts to central nervous system cells. This research team was led by Claire Jacob, Professor at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and at the Swiss University of Fribourg. Their findings were published in a recent edition of Cell Reports.
Posted on July 5th, 2019
OHSU research could lead to new therapies to heal nervous system disorders
Scientists have discovered that a special type of cell is much more prolific in generating a protective sheath covering nerve fibers than previously believed.
Posted on June 18th, 2019
A newly discovered nerve pathway that connects the foot and the face on the same side of the body may potentially provide explanations to unknown neurological conditions, according to new research led by Curtin University.
Posted on June 7th, 2019
Tim Reynolds, co-founder of Wall Street’s Jane Street Capital, funds new avenue of research at the Center for Spinal Stimulation at Kessler Foundation
Posted on August 1st, 2014
A therapy combining salmon fibrin injections into the spinal cord and injections of a gene inhibitor into the brain restored voluntary motor function impaired by spinal cord injury, scientists at UC Irvine’s Reeve-Irvine Research Center have found.
In a study on rodents, Gail Lewandowski and Oswald Steward achieved this breakthrough by turning back the developmental clock in a molecular pathway critical to the formation of corticospinal tract nerve connections and providing a scaffold so that neuronal axons at the injury site could grow and link up again.