Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Tag: axons

‘Dancing Molecules’ Successfully Repair Severe Spinal Cord Injuries

After single injection, paralyzed animals regained ability to walk within four weeks Northwestern University investigators have developed a new injectable therapy that harnesses “dancing molecules”...

Construct spinal cord-like white matter to promote straight axon growth and myelination, repair spinal...

Studies have found that simple cell transplantation is difficult to achieve targeted differentiation of stem cells into functional cells in the complex microenvironment of...
nerve cell processes

Project AxonRepair – Spinal Cord Repair: releasing the neuron-intrinsic brake on axon regeneration

AxonRepair, a multinational collaboration funded under NEURON’s JTC2016 co-funded call, aims to promote axon regeneration in the spinal cord. Following Spinal Cord Injury, the connections...

Scar-free healing after spinal cord injury relies on specialized cells

One of the reasons people rarely recover from spinal cord injury is the scar tissue that develops, preventing nerve cells from reconnecting. But a...

Researchers discover new path to neuron regeneration after spinal cord injury

Dynamic networks that specialize in the transmission of information generally consist of multiple components, including not only primary processors, like computers, for example, but...

Regeneration of Neural Connections After Spinal Cord and Optic Nerve Damage

Spinal cord injuries can have lasting and devastating effects on mobility and cognitive function due to permanent nerve cell damage or death. A new...

Molecule from Bengaluru, India lab may heal spinal injury patients

JNCASR researchers find out that it has the ability to reprogramme damaged nerve cells A small molecule synthesised by researchers at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre...

Scientist found genes to promote spinal cord regeneration

Humans can regenerate their peripheral nerves (PNS), but the regenerative ability does not extend to the central nervous system (CNS). So, what changed? Previously,...

Regenerating Axons Across Complete Spinal Cord Injury

In a collaboration led by EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) in Switzerland and UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles) in the USA,...

In a break with dogma, myelin boosts neuron growth in spinal cord injuries

The molecule inhibits adult axon regeneration, but appears to stimulate young neurons Recovery after severe spinal cord injury is notoriously fraught, with permanent paralysis often...