Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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Tadpole nerve regeneration capacity provides clue to treating spinal cord injury

Nagoya University researchers have identified a gene that plays a crucial role in regenerating neurons of African clawed frog tadpoles, which has an unusually high capacity for nerve regeneration. Their study, recently published in...

Injectable Porous Scaffolds Promote Better, Quicker Healing After Spinal Cord Injuries

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2021 — Spinal cord injuries can be life-changing and alter many important neurological functions. Unfortunately, clinicians have relatively few tools to help patients regain lost functions. In APL Bioengineering, by AIP Publishing,...

New treatment allows some people with spinal cord injury to regain hand and arm...

https://youtu.be/bPucCF_g-8E Note: This video was created in January 2020 Almost 18,000 Americans experience traumatic spinal cord injuries every year. Many of these people are unable to use their hands and arms and can’t do everyday tasks...

Brain May Age Faster After Spinal Cord Injury

TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A new study supports the theory that people who suffer a spinal cord injury may also have accelerated brain aging that affects how fast they process information. Those...

Scientists Explore Deficits in Processing Speed in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury

Research team finds persons with spinal cord injury and older healthy individuals have similar brain activation during processing speed tasks. Findings support the theory of accelerated cognitive aging following spinal cord injury East Hanover, NJ....

Scar-free healing after spinal cord injury relies on specialized cells

One of the reasons people rarely recover from spinal cord injury is the scar tissue that develops, preventing nerve cells from reconnecting. But a new study from Zhigang He, PhD, of the F.M. Kirby...

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...
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Dorsal root ganglion stimulation evokes motor responses in patients with complete spinal cord injury

Bilateral L4 dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation has been shown to evoke strong and reproducible motor responses in the upper leg in patients with chronic motor complete spinal cord injury (SCI). In their paper published...

Research Identifies a Protein for Tissue Repair After the Spinal Cord Injury

Recently researchers discovered an axon guidance protein known as Plexin B2 in the central nervous system (CNS). During the spinal cord injury, this protein plays a significant role in the healing of the wound...

Can an Active Lifestyle Improve Recovery After a Spinal Cord Injury?

Permanent neurological impairments can occur after spinal cord injury (SCI) due to the failure of the spinal cord motor and sensory axons to regenerate. This is because the mammalian central nervous system (CNS), unlike in...