Thursday, April 15, 2021

Tag: central nervous system

Repairing a highway: how can we fix spinal cord injury?

The functional sophistication of the spinal cord can have devastating consequences. Will modern scientific developments replicate its functions? The “central nervous system” delicately orchestrates the complex concerto of our mental and physical faculties, from perception...

FSU research sheds light on spinal cord injuries

Thousands of people worldwide suffer severe spinal cord injuries each year, but little is known about why these injuries often continue to deteriorate long after the initial damage occurs. Yi Ren, a professor of biomedical...

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, the focus had been on identifying the cellular and molecular...

Nanoparticles limit damage in spinal cord injury

Injection after an injury reduces inflammation and scarring After a spinal cord injury, a significant amount of secondary nerve damage is caused by inflammation and internal scarring that inhibits the ability of the nervous system...

Q Therapeutics Approved to Start Trial of Cell Therapy Aiming to Restore Myelin

A cell therapy intended to boost myelin regeneration — Q-Cells by Q Therapeutics — has received a green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to proceed with a clinical trial in patients with transverse myelitis (TM), a...

Drug aims to help treat spinal cord injuries

Researchers at ReNetX Bio are hoping a new name, the potential for a new influx of cash on the horizon and a new chief executive officer are the winning combination needed to bring its...

About Spinal Cord Injury

Anna Hopson's PowerPoint presentation and interactive online lesson about spinal cord injury. Anna covers everything related to spinal cord injuries in this 35 minute Microsoft Office Mix Presentation.

Dr. Monica Perez’s Team Shows First Evidence of Using Cortical Targets to Improve Motor...

Monica A. Perez, P.T., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project, and colleagues, recently published A novel cortical target to enhance hand motor output in humans with spinal cord injury...

Engineer aims to grow spinal tissue in lab

For a soldier who suffered a spinal cord injury on the battlefield, the promise of regenerative medicine is to fully repair the resulting limb paralysis. But that hope is still years from reality. Not only...

Study Identifies Specific Gene Network That Promotes Nervous System Repair

Findings by UCLA-led collaboration are an early step toward potential treatments for injuries to the central nervous system Newswise — Whether or not nerve cells are able to regrow after injury depends on their location...