Thursday, September 23, 2021

Tag: UCLA

Spinal cord regeneration might actually be helped by glial scar tissue, contrary to conventional...

UCLA research finds that nerve cells regrow better when glial scarring is left intact Neuroscientists have long believed that scar tissue formed by glial cells...

Study Identifies Specific Gene Network That Promotes Nervous System Repair

Findings by UCLA-led collaboration are an early step toward potential treatments for injuries to the central nervous system Newswise — Whether or not nerve cells...

Non-surgical approach helps people with paralysis voluntarily move their legs

In a study conducted at UCLA, five men who had been completely paralyzed were able to move their legs in a rhythmic motion thanks to a new, noninvasive procedure that stimulates the spinal cord. It is believed to be the first time voluntary leg movements have ever been relearned in completely paralyzed patients without surgery. The results are reported in the Journal of Neurotrauma. "These findings tell us we have to look at spinal cord injury in a new way," said V. Reggie Edgerton, senior author of the research and a UCLA distinguished professor of integrative biology and physiology, neurobiology and neurosurgery.

Spinal Cord Injury: Promising Research to Restore Hand Function at UCLA

Daniel Lu, MD, and Reggie Edgerton, MD, recently received a five-year grant to explore new therapies for patients with spinal cord injuries from the...

UCLA gets $6 million to study new ways to restore hand movement after paralysis

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has awarded UCLA researchers Dr. Daniel Lu (Brentwood) and Dr. Reggie Edgerton (Bel Air) a $6...

Spinal cord, heal thyself

UCLA study shows omega-3 fatty acid and curry spice repair tissue damage, preserve walking in rats with spinal-cord injury UCLA researchers discovered that a diet...

From the Balance Beam to the State Bar

UCSF Patient Turns Life-Threatening Condition into Source of Strength Angelica Galang loves competition. Feisty and determined for as long as she can remember, Galang became...

Surviving with spinal injuries

Ten years ago - while I was enjoying Sunday brunch at a rooftop cafe at a Beverly Hills hotel - I saw Christopher Reeve...