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Spinal Cord Injury Treatment and Research: Creating 3D Neural Circuits for Implantation

Published: April 2, 2015

neuronAny damage to the nervous system can be permanent and devastating. One of the issues is that neurons aren’t really that great at regenerating. The axons and dendrites that actually conducts the majority of the signal are only thin protrusions from the main neuron cell body. In many cases, these neurons link with each other in very complex patterns. It could be argued that efforts to repair spinal cord injuries are almost simple in comparison to other nervous system damage.

Protein concentrate can reduce spinal cord damage: Study

Published: April 2, 2015

spine mainVienna: The protein concentrate apoptotic secretome (APOSEC) extracted from white blood cells is capable of reducing damage that occurs as a result of spinal cord injuries, the Medical University of Vienna has said in a press release.

Tests conducted on animals showed that if an injection of the APOSEC agent was administered in the abdominal cavity 40 minutes after the spinal injury occurred, “severe consequential paralysis” could be avoided, according to the results from a new study by the university.

Answers to Questions on Exercise & Nutrition after SCI

Published: April 2, 2015

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