Category: ‘Research for a Cure’
Posted on January 6th, 2023
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.
Posted on December 2nd, 2022
Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to reanimate the body to help people who have experienced a severe spinal cord injury gain more mobility.
Posted on November 30th, 2022
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.
Posted on November 10th, 2022
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.
Posted on October 29th, 2022
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.