Monday, April 12, 2021

Tag: axons

Stem Cell Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury: A Status Report

New Hope for Paralyzed Patients? If you have a spinal cord injury, recent reports on stem cell therapy look like a dream come true. Like...

Researchers discover role of protein in neuron sprouting

Role of adaptor protein CD2AP in neuron sprouting discovered by UofL researchers could lead to therapies for Alzheimer’s disease, stroke recovery and spinal cord...

Discovery helps explain what guides neurons to connect

It's a wonder of nature - and a darned good thing - that amid many billions of similar cells in the brain and spinal cord, neurons can extend their tendrillous axons to exactly the right place to form connections. Otherwise we wouldn't move, sense or think properly, if at all. In a new study in the journal Science, researchers report a discovery that helps to explain how axons manage to find their way across the midline of the spinal cord.

Boosting Nerve Regeneration in Spinal Cord Injury with Axons

Spinal cord injury regeneration may be possible harnessing the brain repair mechanism known as axons, according to findings published in The Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers from University of South Carolina examined RNA function in order to test the ability of axons to aid regeneration of nerves. The team set out to find a way to bridge what they called the “regenerative gap” between the peripheral nervous system and the central nervous system.

Researchers discovers ways to regenerate corticospinal tract axons

Researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have found a way to stimulate the growth of axons, which may spell...

Spinal Cord Axon Injury Location Determines Neuron’s Regenerative Fate

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report a previously unappreciated phenomenon in which the location of injury to a neuron’s...

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

Any damage to the nervous system can be permanent and devastating. One of the issues is that neurons aren't really that great at regenerating....

Newborns a hope for spinal injuries

It all started at a symposium five years ago. Catherine Gorrie, an expert in spinal cord injury, was listening to a presentation about the...