Thursday, May 6, 2021

Tag: Stem Cells

Stem Cell Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury: A Status Report

New Hope for Paralyzed Patients? If you have a spinal cord injury, recent reports on stem cell therapy look like a dream come true. Like wire spliced into a severed cable, stem cells could restore...

Help shape the future of SCI treatment

The path to recovery from spinal cord injury (SCI) is full of challenges. If you’re interested in taking part in research to evaluate investigational therapies for SCI, you may be interested in a clinical research...

The Use of Cell Transplantation in Spinal Cord Injuries

Overview The spinal cord is often called as a delicate tissue, which is secured inside very hard vertebrae of spinal column. The spinal cord and brain is seen forming the central nervous system of our...
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5 Things to Know About Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury can be a life-altering event for the person who sustains it as well as for their loved ones. Given the potential for lifelong disability, it is vital that the facts...

Stem cells used to successfully regenerate damage in corticospinal injury

For first time, researchers show functional benefit in animal model of key motor control system Writing in the March 28, 2016 issue of Nature Medicine, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine...

Stem Cells vs. Spinal Cord Injuries

A paralyzing injury to the neck during recreational activities such as horseback riding or playing football usually has permanent, lifelong effects that change a person’s life dramatically. With no options for the repair of...

Pathway Study accepting potential Spinal Cord Injury volunteers for trial

THE PATHWAY STUDY HAS CLOSED ENROLLMENT AS OF MAY 31 2016! Researchers are currently evaluating the potential of stem cell transplantation as a treatment for many neurological disorders, including spinal cord injury (SCI). Stem cells...

UPMC’s clinical trial showing promise with spinal cord injuries

Three years ago, Michael Fraser broke his neck in a diving accident near his Vandergrift home but remembers little about it. But in April, the man with quadriplegia underwent an experimental neural stem-cell procedure that...

Controlling Immune Response in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

The immune system of spinal cord injury patients can be controlled using a family of therapeutic stem cells, according to findings published in Scientific Reports. Researchers from Case Western Reserve University studied the therapeutic stem...

One Small Step

A paraplegic undergoes pioneering surgery. When a spinal cord is damaged, location is destiny: the higher the injury, the more severe the effects. The spine has thirty-three vertebrae, which are divided into five regions—the coccygeal,...