Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Tag: Nervous System

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...

Mouse study shows spinal cord injury causes bone marrow failure syndrome

Research conducted at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University College of Medicine found that spinal cord injuries in mice cause an acquired bone marrow failure syndrome that may...

New Biomaterial Developed That Could Be a Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries

Polymerized estrogen shown to protect nervous system cells. Research could enable improved treatment of spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord damage that causes paralysis and reduced mobility doesn’t always stop with the initial trauma, but there...

Transplanting adult spinal cord tissues: A new strategy of repair spinal cord injury

Spinal cord is the main pathway of communication between brain and peripheral nervous system. Spinal cord injury (SCI) often leads to sensory and motor functional deficits below the injury level, causing severe disability and...

Salamander gene partnerships could help spinal cord regeneration

Gene partnerships found in salamander could give insights into how spinal cord injuries and neurodegenerative conditions could be better treated. Scientists have identified certain gene partnerships that promote the regeneration of spinal cords. Researchers at the...

Dr Jerry Silver – Spinal Cord Damage and Emerging Treatments

Injuries to the spinal cord can cause permanent paralysis and even lead to death, with little to no hope of regaining lost functions once the trauma has occurred. Dr Jerry Silver and his team at...

Activation of Cervical Spinal Networks Ameliorates Severe Paralysis

A new study suggests that a nonsurgical, noninvasive spinal stimulation procedure can help people with severe spinal cord injury (SCI) regain use of their hands and fingers. Developed at the University of California, Los Angeles...

Paraplegic rats walk again after therapy, now we know why

With the help of robot-assisted rehabilitation and electrochemical spinal cord stimulation, rats with clinically relevant spinal cord injuries regained control of their otherwise paralyzed limbs. But how do brain commands for walking, swimming and...

New Neural Network Can Restore Diaphragm Function after Spinal Cord Injury

Bottom Line: A team of neuroscientists has uncovered a neural network that can restore diaphragm function after spinal cord injury. The network allows the diaphragm to contract without input from the brain, which could help...

Do Zebrafish Hold an Ingredient to Heal Spinal Cord Injuries?

Researchers have identified a protein in zebrafish that plays a role in helping heal major spinal cord injuries. The results, published in the 4 November issue of Science, could provide an important clue for...