Category: ‘Research for a Cure’


New Research Takes Step Towards Healing Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

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.

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Discovery Reveals Ability of Schwann Cells to Generate Myelin

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.

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Researchers Discover New Nerve Pathway in the Body

Posted on June 18th, 2019

Nerves [Credit: CC0 Public Domain]

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.

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Kessler foundation receives $1 million to study novel treatments for spinal cord injury

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

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Gene inhibitor, salmon fibrin restore function lost in spinal cord injury

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.

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