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Amazing Video Shows Paralyzed Woman Walking Again After Adult Stem Cell Treatment posted Monday, 05 February 2018
Today the Charlotte Lozier Institute announced the release of its latest testimonial video at StemCellResearchFacts.org, a project of the Washington, D.C.-based research and policy group that serves as the education arm of Susan B. Anthony List. The video revisits Laura Dominguez-Tauer, a young woman with a spinal cord injury whose story was first told in 2011.
Category: Clinical Trials

U of L launches groundbreaking study on spinal cord injuries posted Sunday, 07 January 2018
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new University of Louisville School of Medicine study, in which it will test epidural stimulation for people who are paralyzed...
Category: Clinical Trials

Japanese team’s antibody treatment returns 80% of finger function to paralyzed monkeys posted Saturday, 06 January 2018
A joint research team formed by Kyoto University and Osaka University has succeeded in repairing finger function in monkeys with spinal cord injuries by using an antibody to thwart a protein that blocks neural regeneration...
Category: Clinical Trials

New trial aiming to repair injured spinal cords gives new hope to paralysed Australians posted Monday, 04 December 2017
Anne-Marie Howarth was riding her motorcycle in the Blue Mountains when she went too fast on a bend, crashed into a barrier and "squashed" her spine, leaving her paralyzed from the lower chest down…
Category: Clinical Trials

A decade after stem cell feat, research ramps up posted Saturday, 18 November 2017
In his UW-Madison lab, Su-Chun Zhang discovered a likely cause of ALS, the deadly neurological disorder also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, after turning skin cells from ALS patients into stem cells. A protein error in cellular structures called neurofilaments, which transport chemicals that allow muscles to move, leads to paralysis in at least some forms of ALS, Zhang found...
Category: Stem Cells

Regenerative Medicine Restores Movement After Paralysis posted Thursday, 05 October 2017
Twelve-month data from spinal cord injury trial shows two-thirds of subjects recovered two or more motor levels Newswise — Four of six people with paralyzing spinal cord injuries who were treated with a new cell therapy have recovered two or more motor levels on at least one side, new study results show.
Category: Clinical Trials

Asterias Announces Two Significant Developments for Spinal Cord Injury Program posted Monday, 02 October 2017
FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American:AST), a biotechnology company pioneering the field of regenerative medicine, today announced new 12-month data from the first efficacy cohort in the company’s ongoing Phase 1/2a SCiStar study designated to evaluate safety and efficacy of AST-OPC1...
Category: Clinical Trials

Asterias Biotherapeutics Opens Additional Clinical Site for AST-OPC1 SCiStar Study posted Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Source: Asterias Biotherapeutics FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT:AST), a biotechnology company pioneering the field of regenerative medicine, today announced that Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, has been added as a clinical site in the company’s ongoing SCiStar Phase 1/2a clinical trial of AST-OPC1...
Category: Clinical Trials

Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. • Fri, August 18th, 2017 Print this article Based on an innovative technology from Yale University which has shown promise to grow nerve fibers naturally and restore all facets of nerve function, a new company, ReNetX Bio (formerly known as Axerion Therapeutics), has been launched. ReNetX Bio is focused on providing physicians with a novel treatment for...
Category: General

Nerve fibers regenerated with molecular mix posted Thursday, 17 August 2017
By Ana Sandoiu Damage to a neuron's axon, or nerve fiber - the 'long tail' that sends signals from the cell body - is a key element of spinal cord injury. Scientists may have found a way to regrow axons - a crucial part of a neuron also known as a nerve fiber - after injury. The findings may help patients with spinal cord injury, stroke, or other neurodegenerative conditions recover their motor skills. A team of researchers at Boston Children's Hospital in Massachusetts have developed a "recipe" for a mixture of molecules and tested its therapeutic potential in mice with spinal cord injury (SCI) or stroke...
Category: Pharmaceutical

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