The two-gene medication has been proven to recover motor functions in rats. After several months of treatment, rodents were able to use previously paralyzed limbs. Researchers at Kazan Federal University are now seeking pre-clinical trial investment. One of the problems with spinal cord injuries is that after they occur, a connective tissue cicatrix forms around […]Continue Reading ...
Hypomyelination with brainstem and spinal cord involvement and leg spasticity (HBSL) is a condition that affects the (central nervous system). In particular, the condition affects nerves in specific regions (called tracts) within the spinal cord and the brainstem, which is the part of the brain that connects to the spinal cord. HBSL is a form […]Continue Reading ...
Research shows our spinal cords contribute to sophisticated hand function We often think of our brains as being at the center of complex motor function and control, but how ‘smart’ is your spinal cord? Turns out it is smarter than we think. It is well known that the circuits in this part of our nervous […]Continue Reading ...
Thousands of people worldwide suffer severe spinal cord injuries each year, but little is known about why these injuries often continue to deteriorate long after the initial damage occurs. Yi Ren, a professor of biomedical sciences at the Florida State University College of Medicine, is making progress in understanding why such significant harm is inflicted […]Continue Reading ...
A 3D printed, two-millimeter implant (slightly larger than the thickness of a penny) used as scaffolding to repair spinal cord injuries in rats. The dots surrounding the H-shaped core are hollow portals through which implanted neural stem cells can extend axons into host tissues. Credit: Jacob Koffler and Wei Zhu, UC San Diego For the […]Continue Reading ...
Jan 10 2019 Robots will perform spinal surgery with greater accuracy than humanly possible as part of a ground-breaking research project led by Nottingham Trent University. Prof Philip Breedon with two robot arms A team led by Professor Philip Breedon, of the Medical Design Research Group, have created a system which allows two robotic arms […]Continue Reading ...
In the hours and days following a spinal cord injury, the gears that control the body’s internal clocks fall profoundly out of sync, impacting body temperature, hormone fluctuation, immunity and the timing of a host of other bodily processes, according to new University of Colorado Boulder research. The study, funded by the U.S. Department of […]Continue Reading ...
Mar 5 2019 Global engineering company Renishaw has collaborated with two advanced technology companies to demonstrate the advantages of additive manufacturing (AM) in the production of spinal implants. By working with Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) and nTopology, the project shows how streamlined the transition from design to AM can be when working with the right […]Continue Reading ...
Similarities in cognitive findings between persons with spinal cord injury and older healthy individuals could indicate accelerated aging of the brain after spinal cord injury A multidisciplinary team of researchers has identified specific cognitive deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Their findings support the theory of accelerated aging after SCI, and have important […]Continue Reading ...
The ByAxon project is developing a new implant that restores the transmission of electrical signals in an injured central nervous system. According to the World Health Organization, up to half a million people around the world suffer a spinal cord injury each year. Often caused by road traffic crashes, accidents or violence, the loss of […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 — Astronauts tend to complain of back pain after returning to Earth. Now, researchers think they can explain that discomfort. Long stays in space can cause spinal muscles to shrink and become more fatty, they found. In some of those muscles, increased fat levels last for years, said study author Katelyn […]Continue Reading ...
AMSBIO, a leading global supplier of Chondroitinase ABC enzyme, reports on the recent publication by Hu et al. of the therapeutic efficacy of microtube-embedded Chondroitinase ABC on a group of dogs with naturally occurring spinal injuries. Developing new therapies for human spinal cord injuries is a challenging task because the damage is heterogeneous in terms […]Continue Reading ...
Although paralysis is the most noticeable result of a spinal cord injury, a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin suggests such injuries could throw off the internal clock of the entire body’s daily activities, from hormones to sleep-wake schedules. The spinal cord helps transfer information between the body and brain, […]Continue Reading ...
Millions of people worldwide are living with chronic spinal cord injuries, with 250,000 to 500,000 new cases each year–most from vehicle crashes or falls. The most severe spinal cord injuries completely paralyze their victims and more than half impair a person’s ability to breathe. Now, a breakthrough study published in Nature Communications has demonstrated, in […]Continue Reading ...
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