Category: ‘Research for a Cure’


New Treatment Allows Some People with Spinal Cord Injury to Regain Hand and Arm Function

Posted on January 12th, 2021

Almost 18,000 Americans experience traumatic spinal cord injuries every year. Many of these people are unable to use their hands and arms and can’t do everyday tasks such as eating, grooming or drinking water without help.

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Scientists Successfully Regrow Optic Nerve Cells

Posted on November 6th, 2020

Scientists have successfully regenerated damaged optic nerve cells from mice by stimulating production of a certain protein, providing hope for breakthrough treatments of numerous human eye diseases.

A close-up of a human eye.

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New Technique Could Help Repair Nerve Damage

Posted on October 28th, 2020

A new recipe for patterning cells on a surface holds promise for the repair of damaged nerve tissue.

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Cell Discovery Offers New Hope for Spinal Cord Injuries

Posted on October 28th, 2020

Research led by investigators at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center provides new hope for recovery from degenerative neurological diseases — such as ALS and multiple sclerosis — as well from as damage caused by traumatic brain and spine injuries and stroke, said lead author Dr. Benjamin Segal, professor and chair of the Department of Neurology at The Ohio State College of Medicine and co-director of the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center’s Neurological Institute.

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Spinal Cord Stem Cells Can Help Repair After Injury

Posted on October 3rd, 2020

Spinal cord injury often leads to permanent functional impairment. In a new study published in the journal Science researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show that it is possible to stimulate stem cells in the mouse spinal cord to form large amounts of new oligodendrocytes, cells that are essential to the ability of neurons to transmit signals, and thus to help repair the spinal cord after injury.

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