Thursday, May 6, 2021

Tag: neural stem cells

Spinal Neurons Grown From Stem Cells For First Time

Modern medicine has still not managed to crack the problem of spinal cord injuries that result in significant paralysis or loss of functional status. There are numerous factors that influence the inability to restore movement...

Created Line of Spinal Cord Neural Stem Cells Shows Diverse Promise

Derived from human pluripotent stem cells, these diverse cells advance disease modeling and may provide new, scalable source of replacement cells for spinal cord injuries Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine...

Stem Cell-Based Phase I Trial to Repair Spinal Cord Injuries Produces Encouraging Results

First-in-human clinical study found improved motor and sensory function in three of four participants Writing in the June 1 issue of Cell Stem Cell, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine...

In a break with dogma, myelin boosts neuron growth in spinal cord injuries

The molecule inhibits adult axon regeneration, but appears to stimulate young neurons Recovery after severe spinal cord injury is notoriously fraught, with permanent paralysis often the result. In recent years, researchers have increasingly turned to...

Stem cell treatment could help paralyzed patients move

Louis Tontodonato's hopes and dreams may well lie in a virtual coin flip, a digital roll of the dice. Paralyzed from the neck down, the 20-year-old Naples, Fla., man has enrolled in the first clinical...

Could Spinal Cord Repairs in Mice Lead to a Cure for Paralysis in Humans?

Spinal cord injuries are extremely tragic, often leading to irreversible paralysis. Many groups around the world are pursuing various treatment options. Some of these attempt to transplant new neurons to repair the damage, use...