Sunday, April 18, 2021

Tag: Nerve Regeneration

Tadpole nerve regeneration capacity provides clue to treating spinal cord injury

Nagoya University researchers have identified a gene that plays a crucial role in regenerating neurons of African clawed frog tadpoles, which has an unusually high capacity for nerve regeneration. Their study, recently published in...

Injectable Porous Scaffolds Promote Better, Quicker Healing After Spinal Cord Injuries

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2021 — Spinal cord injuries can be life-changing and alter many important neurological functions. Unfortunately, clinicians have relatively few tools to help patients regain lost functions. In APL Bioengineering, by AIP Publishing,...

Designer protein makes paralyzed mice walk again

Using gene therapy, a research team has succeeded for the first time in getting mice to walk again after a complete cross-sectional injury. The nerve cells produced the curative protein themselves. To date, paralysis resulting...

Salamanders provide a model for spinal-cord regeneration

“Salamanders are unique because they are one of the only tetrapods able to regrow spinal cords with full functionality,” says Auke Ijspeert, the head of EPFL’s Biorobotics Laboratory. After an injury, these amphibians are...

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 also numerous support applications and services. The human nervous system...

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 study from researchers at Temple University now shows how neuronal...

Research Identifies a Protein for Tissue Repair After the Spinal Cord Injury

Recently researchers discovered an axon guidance protein known as Plexin B2 in the central nervous system (CNS). During the spinal cord injury, this protein plays a significant role in the healing of the wound...

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...

Immune cells could hold key to therapies for spinal cord injuries

Fresh insights into how Zebrafish repair their damaged nerve connections could aid the development of therapies for people with spinal cord injuries. Scientists have found the immune system plays a key role in helping Zebrafish...