Thursday, April 22, 2021

Tag: axon

Increasing Energy Supply in Injured Spinal Cord Nerves May Help Promote Axon Regrowth

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Indiana University School of Medicine report that increasing energy supply within injured spinal cord nerves in mice could help promote axon regrowth and restore...

Can an Active Lifestyle Improve Recovery After a Spinal Cord Injury?

Permanent neurological impairments can occur after spinal cord injury (SCI) due to the failure of the spinal cord motor and sensory axons to regenerate. This is because the mammalian central nervous system (CNS), unlike in...

Using a Mini-Scaffold to Help Treat Spinal Cord Injury

Patients suffering from complete spinal cord injuries have little to no treatment options that provide meaningful improvement in patient outcomes. Cambridge, Mass.-based InVivo Therapeutics is trying to change that. Co-founded in 2005 by MIT professor...

Study says stem cell treatment can aid recovery of spinal injuries

Stem Cell treatment or the Human Embryonic Stem Cells (HESC) is effective in the replacement of damaged neurons, re-establishment of lost axonal connections, and providing of neuro-protective factors to allow the healing and recovery...

Scientists Connect Neurons in the Lab for the First Time

Injuries to the central nervous system — the brain and spinal cord — are particularly devastating because the body doesn’t regenerate neurons to repair connections between vital circuits and restore function. In other words, the damage is permanent...