Sunday, June 20, 2021

Tag: glial scar

Search for biomarkers of injury severity to assist patients with spinal cord trauma

A continuation of ongoing effort by Kazan Federal University and its partners saw light in Brain Sciences. The research is conducted by Kazan University’s Open Lab Gene and Cell Technologies (Center for Precision and Regenerative...

Putting a protein into overdrive to heal spinal cord injuries

Using genetic engineering, researchers at UT Southwestern and Indiana University have reprogrammed scar-forming cells in mouse spinal cords to create new nerve cells, spurring recovery after spinal cord injury. The findings, published online today...

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 new study from Zhigang He, PhD, of the F.M. Kirby...

Re-engineered enzyme could help reverse damage from spinal cord injury and stroke

A team of researchers from University of Toronto Engineering and the University of Michigan has redesigned and enhanced a natural enzyme that shows promise in promoting the regrowth of nerve tissue following injury. Their new...

Promising therapeutic approach for spinal cord injuries

The healing ability of the central nervous system is very limited and injuries to the brain or spinal cord often result in permanent functional deficits. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet report in the scientific journal Cell...

Scientists discover new way to help nerve regeneration in spinal cord injury

There is currently no cure for spinal cord injury or treatment to help nerve regeneration so therapies offering intervention are limited. People with severe spinal cord injuries can remain paralysed for life and this...

Spinal cord regeneration might actually be helped by glial scar tissue, contrary to conventional...

UCLA research finds that nerve cells regrow better when glial scarring is left intact Neuroscientists have long believed that scar tissue formed by glial cells — the cells that surround neurons in the central nervous...