Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Tag: Neurons

Researchers Turn Skin Cells into Motor Neurons Without Using Stem Cells

Cellular Renovation Why build something from the ground up when one can just renovate an already existing structure? Essentially, that’s what researchers from the University...

Lab-Grown Neurons Could Help Heal Spinal Injuries and Restore Movement

https://youtu.be/R4DqhI247eY Researchers grew human spinal cord neurons from stem cells and injected them into healthy mice, where they successfully connected with other neurons. The spinal cord...

Molecule shown to repair damaged axons

Discovery could be key to treating brain and spinal cord injury A foray into plant biology led one researcher to discover that a natural molecule...

‘Spinal tap’ saving crash victims from life in a wheelchair: Breakthrough nerve-preserving procedure could...

Spinal injury victims could be spared from paralysis thanks to a breakthrough nerve- preserving procedure developed by British doctors. It is the first treatment...

Study says stem cell treatment can aid recovery of spinal injuries

Stem Cell treatment or the Human Embryonic Stem Cells (HESC) is effective in the replacement of damaged neurons, re-establishment of lost axonal connections, and...

Researchers discover role of protein in neuron sprouting

Role of adaptor protein CD2AP in neuron sprouting discovered by UofL researchers could lead to therapies for Alzheimer’s disease, stroke recovery and spinal cord...

Spasticity : two potential therapeutic avenues

Following spinal cord injury, most patients experience an exaggeration of muscle tone called spasticity, which frequently leads to physical disability. A team at the Institut...

Engineering a spinal cord repair kit

New, multifunctional fibers to help repair nerve damage or deliver treatment for mental, neurological disorders Polina Anikeeva hopes to one day be able to regenerate...

Scientists Connect Neurons in the Lab for the First Time

Injuries to the central nervous system — the brain and spinal cord — are particularly devastating because the body doesn’t regenerate neurons to repair connections between vital circuits...

Discovery helps explain what guides neurons to connect

It's a wonder of nature - and a darned good thing - that amid many billions of similar cells in the brain and spinal cord, neurons can extend their tendrillous axons to exactly the right place to form connections. Otherwise we wouldn't move, sense or think properly, if at all. In a new study in the journal Science, researchers report a discovery that helps to explain how axons manage to find their way across the midline of the spinal cord.