Category: ‘Research for a Cure’
Posted on September 10th, 2019
The country fast-tracked the controversial therapy, opening an international rift over who should make health care decisions.
In 2015, Shinji Kusachi, a 47-year-old teacher living in the Japanese prefecture of Okayama, was high-diving at a local pool — a passion he had developed in his 30s — when a tricky dive went awry. “I hit my head on the bottom,” Kusachi recalled of the incident that damaged his spinal cord and left him mostly paralyzed. “They said I couldn’t use my arms and legs. I was really in despair.”
First Global Open-Source Database for Spinal Cord Injury Research Will Be a ‘Game-Changer,’ Say Experts
Posted on August 15th, 2019
U of A research team receives $3.3 million to create data-sharing platform including results from both published and unpublished research.
Experts from the University of Alberta and two universities of California are teaming up to launch the world’s first open-source database for spinal cord injury research.
Posted on July 20th, 2019
Researchers have designed a simple and efficient platform that uses zebrafish to discover and identify new drugs to treat spinal cord lesions. The proof-of-concept study was published today in Scientific Reports.
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.