Daily Archives: June 9, 2010
Dr. Anthony F. DiMarco, a physician at Metrohealth Medical Center in Cleveland, is making a difference in the lives of patients with spinal-cord injuries.
His two decades of research in that area have earned the Solon resident national recognition from the American Spinal Injury Association. A professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, medicine and physiology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Dr. DiMarco was honored with the Apple Award of excellence from the association.
Discovery underscores difficulties in developing regenerative spinal cord injury therapies
Neuroscientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that removing three key inhibitory molecules from myelin – the insulating material that surrounds nerve cell fibers – does not significantly boost the ability of injured spinal axons to regenerate and restore themselves to full function.
BALTIMORE, June 9 (AScribe Newswire) — Once damaged, nerves in the spinal cord normally cannot grow back and the only drug approved for treating these injuries does not enable nerve regrowth. Publishing online this week in the Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine show that treating injured rat spinal cords with an enzyme, sialidase, improves nerve regrowth, motor recovery and nervous system function.