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Ohio State researchers identify changes in gut microbiome after spinal cord injury

COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the first time, researchers at The Ohio State University have used metagenomics sequencing to identify changes in gut bacteria and viruses that occur after spinal cord injuries (SCI) in mice. Metagenomics...

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...

A common drug could help restore limb function after spinal cord injury

In mouse study, nerve pain drug gabapentin promotes regeneration of neural circuits Long-term treatment with gabapentin, a commonly prescribed drug for nerve pain, could help restore upper limb function after a spinal cord injury, new...

Bladder Function After Spinal Cord Injury May Be Improved by New Drug

Upon testing the drug in mice models of spinal cord injury over a one-month period, they found that bladder volume decreased to near-normal size. An experimental drug referred to as LM11A-31 could improve bladder function...

Spinal Injuries Impact Gut Microbiome

The gut microbiome undergoes changes after a patient suffers a spinal cord injury, according to a new study. Researchers from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center used mice models of spinal cord injury in...

Ohio State Scientists Explain How Gut Microbes Change After Spinal Cord Injury

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The community of bacteria that live in our intestines, also called the “gut microbiome,” is important to normal intestinal function. Knowing that spinal cord injuries often negatively affect the gut’s ability...

Researchers find possible treatment for suppressed immunity from spine injuries

Scientists report in Nature Neuroscience they have identified an underlying cause of dangerous immune suppression in people with high level spinal cord injuries and they propose a possible treatment. In the journal's April 18 online...

Quadriplegic man Ian Burkhart moves fingers, hand and wrist thanks to tiny computer chip...

A quadriplegic man has been able to move his fingers, hand and wrist after having a tiny computer chip implanted in his brain. The neuroprosthetic device, which is smaller than a pea, translates neural...

Spinal Cord Injury Causes ‘Immune System Paralysis’

COLUMBUS, Ohio - New research led by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is showing that spinal cord injuries can also cause a "paralysis" of the immune system that renders these patients more...

First Oral Drug for Spinal Cord Injury Improves Movement in Mice, Study Shows

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An experimental oral drug given to mice after a spinal cord injury was effective at improving limb movement after the injury, a new study shows. The compound efficiently crossed the blood-brain barrier,...