Spinal Cord Injury News

A collection of posts on news, information and resources for those with spinal cord injuries.


Scientists Successfully Regrow Optic Nerve Cells

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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Posted in Research for a Cure on November 6th, 2020.

New Technique Could Help Repair Nerve Damage

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

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Posted in Research for a Cure on October 28th, 2020.

Cell Discovery Offers New Hope for Spinal Cord Injuries

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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Posted in Research for a Cure on October 28th, 2020.

Spinal Cord Stem Cells Can Help Repair After Injury

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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Posted in Research for a Cure on October 3rd, 2020.
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Smart Drug Delivery System May Help Treat Spinal Cord Injuries, Neurological Disorders

Drug delivery technology is aimed at helping people with spinal cord and other nervous system disorders.

Drug delivery system.
This drug delivery system includes a porous biodegradable platform that can reduce nervous tissue inflammation and may help treat spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders. Image: KiBum Lee, Letao Yang and Brian M. Conley

A Rutgers-led team has created a smart drug delivery system that reduces inflammation in damaged nervous tissues and may help treat spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders.

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Posted in Research for a Cure on September 19th, 2020.

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