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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

Asterias Enrolls First Patient in Final Cohort of SCiStar Clinical Trial posted Thursday, 10 August 2017
By GlobeNewswire, August 09, 2017, 07:00:00 AM Enrollment for entire SCiStar study expected to be completed by end-2017 FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT:AST), a biotechnology company pioneering the field of regenerative medicine, today announced enrollment and dosing of the first patient in the fifth and final cohort in the company's ongoing SCiStar Phase 1/2a clinical study of AST-OPC1 in motor complete cervical spinal cord injury (SCI). This cohort will dose between five and eight patients with AIS-B (motor complete, sensory incomplete) cervical spinal cord injuries with 20 million AST-OPC1 cells...
Category: Clinical Trials

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