Posts Tagged ‘scar tissue’
Posted on July 1st, 2013
Researchers at the Case Western Medical School and the Cleveland Clinic have developed a technique that regenerates nerve cells in rats, permitting them to urinate normally after severe spinal cord injury. The results of their research are published in today’s edition of the Journal of Neuroscience.
According to scientists Yu-Shang Lee and Jerry Silver, their technique raises hope that humans with such injuries may also be able to restore bladder and other functions.
Posted on February 3rd, 2011
The cancer drug Taxol has the potential to assist nerve regeneration following a spinal cord injury, according to researchers.
The study, which has been published on the Sciencemag website, details how the drug can help in the regeneration of damaged cells in the central nervous system following a spinal cord injury.
Posted on February 17th, 2009
With plans just approved for the first trial to treat spinal cord injuries in humans with embryonic stem cells, a team of Northwestern scientists is tackling the problem from a different angle: through microscopic messenger molecules that can tell the disconnected nerve cells to re-grow.
Posted on November 21st, 2008
A cure for spinal injuries that leave people paralyzed, currently incurable, is being developed by Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago. They are looking into using new nanotechnology that could enable them to completely heal cut and severed spinal cords allowing the previously paralyzed to walk again.
Posted on July 20th, 2008
A researcher at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory has pinpointed stem cells within the spinal cord that, if persuaded to differentiate into more healing cells and fewer scarring cells following an injury, may lead to a new, non-surgical treatment for debilitating spinal-cord injuries.