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StemCyte Receives Phase II Investigational New Drug (IND) Clearance from the U.S. Food and...

Published: January 3, 2019

BALDWIN PARK, Calif., Jan. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — StemCyte is pleased to announce that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on December 14, 2018, approved its Phase II Investigational New Drug (IND) application for Allogeneic Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA)-Matched Umbilical Cord Blood Mononuclear Stem Cells (UCBMNC) (MC001) for the treatment of spinal cord injury.

India to participate in first clinical study trial to treat spinal cord injury using...

Published: May 11, 2015

392-320x240By involving 18 patients, India will soon become a part of a first-of-its-kind clinical trial, a collaborative study conducted in China, Norway and America, involving 240 patients for treating spinal cord injury in humans through stem-cells.

India will be a part of a first-of-its-kind clinical trial, for treating spinal cord injury in humans through stem-cells. India will a part of the collaborative study conducted in China, Norway and America involving 240 patients led by China-based stem cell researcher Dr Wise Young.

‘Pushups for Paralysis’ Challenge for Those Paralyzed from Spinal Cord Injuries; Join ‘Team Fight...

Published: February 12, 2015

Christan_ZaccagninoLONG ISLAND, NY – For Boyd Melson, professional boxer and Captain in the US Army Reserves, being co-founder of the non-profit organization Team Fight to Walk is a labor of love. The group’s mission is to raise awareness and to make all possible efforts to fund a cure for spinal cord injuries in the United States.

In 2002, while a junior at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Boyd Melson met Christan Zaccagnino. Christan was paralyzed in 1993 at just ten years old when she broke her neck after diving into a backyard pool. It didn’t take long for the two to fall in love.

Rethinking Spinal Cord Injury

Published: September 4, 2014

Ongoing research on spinal cord injuries may change the way we think about the prognosis for patients with paralysis caused by Spinal Cord Injuries (SCIs).

New Methods Show Promise for Rehabilitating Paralyzed Patients With Spinal Cord Injury

Published: June 23, 2014

new-methods-show-promise-rehabilitating-paralyzed-patients-spinal-cord-injuryAn array of techniques – some available now and others on the horizon – aim to restore movement and other functions in patients with spinal cord injuries.

A paraplegic wearing an Iron Man-like exoskeleton took the first kick of the World Cup soccer tournament during the opening ceremony in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a testament to recent advances in treating spinal cord injuries.

The robotic bodysuit took cues from the user’s brain activity to power his steps forward. It was developed by Brazilian doctor Miguel Nicolelis, who is on the faculty at Duke University, and more than 150 scientists from around the world.

Knocking Out Spinal Cord Injury: Neuroscientist and Professional Boxer Team Up

Published: October 9, 2013

Boyd Melson and Wise YoungRutgers’ Wise Young and Army Capt. Boyd Melson fight to bring clinical trials to the United States

What would one of the world’s leading researchers in spinal cord injury and a professional boxer have in common? Under normal circumstances not much.

But Wise Young, a Rutgers neuroscience professor who is searching for a cure for spinal cord injury, and Boyd Melson, a West Point graduate and Army captain who is dedicating his life and boxing prize money to help make this dream happen, are two men on the same mission.

Spinal Cord injury therapies and medical situation in China

Published: July 11, 2013

China will probably have 1 million people with spinal cord injury in 2020 (80,000 per year). One third of the spinal cord injury people in the world. The US has about 10,000 spinal cord injury patients per year.

Wise Young, MD, PhD Professor and Chair, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers University Director, W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience Presents a talk at the March 2008 Spinal Cord Workshop: “Spinal Cord Injury: What are the barriers to cure?”

End sweep of spinal cord funds

Published: February 13, 2013

Wise YoungAdvocates seek to end state diversion of millions originally earmarked for research

ALBANY — Millions of dollars in speeding-ticket fees meant for spinal cord research are instead being funneled into the state’s general fund.

A group of researchers, patients and advocates gathered at the state Capitol on Wednesday to highlight the budgetary diversion.

In 1998, under Gov. George Pataki, the state passed legislation which tacked a $5 surcharge to all moving violations to finance the Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund. This fee raises about $150 million annually, and up to $8.5 million of that was intended to assist researchers.

10 Spine Surgeons Focusing on Spinal Cord Injury

Published: September 14, 2011

Here are 10 spine surgeons who have a clinical and research interest in spinal cord injury. 

Does recovery occur after spinal cord injury?

Published: September 16, 2004

Many doctors tell patients and families that recovery does not occur after spinal cord injury. This is not true. Recovery is the rule, not the exception after spinal cord injury.

Segmental recovery. Most patients recover 1-2 segments below the injury site, even after so-called “complete” spinal cord injuries. For example, a person with a C4/5 injury may have deltoid function on admission and then recover biceps (C5), wrist extensors (C6), and perhaps even triceps (C7) after several months, and the associated dermatomes.