Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Tag: Neurons

Researchers discover that stem cell marker regulates synapse formation

Among stem cell biologists there are few better-known proteins than nestin, whose very presence in an immature cell identifies it as a “stem cell,”...

Device Helps Paralyzed Rats Walk Again

Electronic "bridge" could one day assist paralysis patients. Until recently, severe spinal cord injuries came with a fairly definite diagnosis of paralysis, whether...

Spleen Might Be Source of Damaging Cells at Spinal Cord Injury Site

Newswise — The spleen, an organ that helps the body fight infections, might also be a source of the cells that end up doing...

StemCells plans chronic spinal cord injury trial

(Reuters) - StemCells Inc has filed for Swiss regulatory approval for the first clinical trial of its nerve stem cells in patients with spinal...

Extensive Natural Recovery Seen After Spinal Cord Injury

Newswise — A study led by researchers in the Department of Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine shows unexpected...

What research brings spinal cord-injured patients closer to a cure?

Millions of people worldwide experience spinal cord injuries. Breakthroughs bring researchers progress, but a complete cure is a long way off Spinal cord repair focuses...

Geron Starts First Human Embryonic Stem-Cell Study

Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Geron Corp. used a therapy made from stem cells taken from human embryos to treat a patient paralyzed by...

Desperate search for spinal cord injury cure

Imagine the plight of a young person, the sole bread-earner in the family, getting paralysed below the neck as a result of a road...

How injured nerves grow themselves back

Unlike nerves of the spinal cord, the peripheral nerves that connect our limbs and organs to the central nervous system have an astonishing ability...

Single gene regulates motor neurons in spinal cord

In a surprising and unexpected discovery, scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have found that a single type of gene acts as a...