Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Tag: NIH

Biologist awarded $1.8M to study neuronal reprograming for spinal cord repair

National Institutes of Health grant will enable Hedong Li to focus on role of micorRNAs in the reprogramming process UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Hedong Li, associate research professor of biology, has been awarded $1.8 million...

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...

Nanoparticles promote functional healing following spinal cord injury

Novel approach also shows promise for autoimmune diseases Paralyzing damage in spinal cord injury (SCI) is often caused by the zealous immune response to the injury. NIBIB-funded engineers have developed nanoparticles that lure immune cells...

Technology helps disabled lead more enriching lives

On any given day up to 25 individuals with varied disabilities are hard at work in the EP!C Hub computer lab in Peoria, earning a paycheck and cultivating independence thanks to assistive technology. The Hub...

Reflex control could improve walking after incomplete spinal injuries

A training regimen to adjust the body's motor reflexes may help improve mobility for some people with incomplete spinal cord injuries, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. During training, the...

Researchers to Create World Database for Nervous System Repair

With the ultimate goal of accelerating the discovery of drugs to regenerate or protect nerves after spinal cord injury, Miller School researchers have received a $2.5 million grant to develop a novel database to...