Spinal Cord Injury News

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


Research Brings Hope for Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

Birmingham scientists have shown an existing drug may reduce damage after spinal cord injury, by blocking the inflammatory response in the spinal cord.

Their research, published today in Clinical and Translational Medicine, demonstrates that AZD1236, a drug developed by AstraZeneca, can significantly reduce ‘secondary damage’ caused by the body’s response to spinal cord injury (SCI).

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Posted in Therapies and Procedures on May 21st, 2022.

Researchers Develop New Stem Cell Therapy for Treating Spinal Cord Injuries

A new study by University of Manitoba researchers has developed a stem cell-based therapy that may eventually lead to new regenerative treatments for people with spinal cord injuries.

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Posted in Research for a Cure on April 15th, 2022.
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Researchers Develop Long-Term In Vivo Imaging Technique to Better Understand and Treat Spinal Cord Injury

The multimodal molecular microscope system specially developed for the study.

A research team led by scientists from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has developed an innovative technology for in vivo imaging of the important biological processes involved in the injury and repair of spinal cords, paving the way for a better understanding of the pathology and potential treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI).

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Posted in Research for a Cure on April 13th, 2022.

Spinal Implants Let Three People Who Were Paralysed Walk with Support

A system developed by Grégoire Courtine and Jocelyne Bloch now enables patients with a complete spinal cord injury to stand, walk and even perform recreational activities like swimming, cycling and canoeing.

The images made headlines around the world in late 2018. David Mzee, who had been left paralyzed by a partial spinal cord injury suffered in a sports accident, got up from his wheelchair and began to walk with the help of a walker. This was the first proof that Courtine and Bloch’s system – which uses electrical stimulation to reactivate spinal neurons – could work effectively in patients.

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Posted in Research for a Cure on February 8th, 2022.

Breakthrough Offers New Hope to Help People With Paralysis Walk Again

Researchers successfully engineer world’s first 3D human spinal cord tissue transplant

Paralysis from spinal injury has long remained untreatable. Could scientific developments get people affected on their feet again sooner than imagined? In a worldwide first, Tel Aviv University researchers have engineered 3D human spinal cord tissues and implanted them in a lab model with long-term chronic paralysis, demonstrating high rates of success in restoring walking abilities. Now, the researchers are preparing for the next stage of the study, clinical trials in human patients. They hope that within a few years the engineered tissues will be implanted in paralyzed individuals enabling them to stand up and walk again.

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Posted in Research for a Cure on February 5th, 2022.

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