Movement Restored To Paralyzed Limbs In Monkeys Through Artificial Brain-muscle Connections <p>ScienceDaily (Oct. 16, 2008) &mdash; Researchers in a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have demonstrated for the first time that a direct artificial connection from the brain to muscles can restore voluntary movement in monkeys whose arms have been temporarily</p>

Spine injury breakthrough <p>23.08.2008 <br /> By Matt Stewart <br /> Scientists funded by Masterton’s CatWalk Trust have developed a breakthrough gel that has the potential to improve healing in spinal cord damage repair.</p> <p>&quot;This is huge  we’re very excited the money we spent is looking like it’s going to be extremely beneficial  we’re buzzing,&quot;Continue reading “Spine injury breakthrough”

Up-to-minute techniques may let paraplegic walk,5143,700247947,00.html <p>By Rebecca Palmer<br /> Deseret News <br /> Published: Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008 12:18 a.m. MDT&nbsp;</p> <p>Four years ago, Maggie Anderson’s spine was crushed when the minivan she was riding in hit black ice, flipped and landed on her.<br /> Anderson will forever regret not strapping on a seat belt that day in Idaho.Continue reading “Up-to-minute techniques may let paraplegic walk”

BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics and Rutgers University Study Shows That Transplanting NTF Cells Improves the Recovery of Spinal Cord Injury Rat Model <p>NEW YORK &amp; PETACH TIKVAH, Israel, Jul 07, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) —-BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (OTCBB:BCLI), a leading developer of adult stem cell technologies and therapeutics, has completed a preclinical study in collaboration with the W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The study …</p>

Regenerative medicine offers hope in spinal cord injury <p>Spinal cord injury (SCI) can be a catastrophic event for the individual. Traditionally, such injuries were viewed as permanent, irreversible neurological dysfunction, but over time research has shown some neuroplastic capability of the injured adult mammalian spinal cord. However, spontaneous functional recovery post-SCI is very modest.<br /> The peripheral nervous system (PNS), in contrast,Continue reading “Regenerative medicine offers hope in spinal cord injury”

Alseres Pharmaceuticals Announces 12 Month Interim Results from the Phase I/IIa Cethrin(R) Clinical Trial in Acute Spinal Cord Injury,391033.shtml <p>Results show promising neurological recovery in severely-injured, acute cervical spinal cord injury patients treated with Cethrin HOPKINTON, Mass., May 12</p> <p>HOPKINTON, Mass., May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Alseres Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALSE) today announced 12-month interim data from its Phase I/IIa clinical trial of Cethrin, a proprietary recombinant protein that is being investigated for itsContinue reading “Alseres Pharmaceuticals Announces 12 Month Interim Results from the Phase I/IIa Cethrin(R) Clinical Trial in Acute Spinal Cord Injury”

Alseres Pharmaceuticals Presents Inosine And Dopamine Transporter (DAT) Blocker Preclinical Data At The ASENT Conference <p>Mar. 11, 2008 (Medical News Today)- Alseres Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALSE) announced that data from preclinical studies of the Company’s nerve repair candidate, Inosine, and DAT Blocker product candidates from its neurodegeneration program were presented at the ASENT conference, March 6-8, 2008 in Arlington, VA…</p>

Could a spinal ‘bypass’ reverse paralysis? <p>Feb. 7, 2008 (DailyMail)- A breakthrough in spinal surgery yesterday offered hope to victims of paralysis. The technique, which has been tested on rats, involves bypassing damaged tissue in the spine.</p> <p>This allows signals to travel across injured areas, New Scientist reports.</p> <p>Dr John Martin and his colleagues at Columbia University in New YorkContinue reading “Could a spinal ‘bypass’ reverse paralysis?”

Neurotransmitters In Biopolymers Stimulate Nerve Regeneration <p>Dec. 13, 2007&nbsp;(ScienceDaily)- Research reported December 11 in the journal Advanced Materials describes a potentially promising strategy for encouraging the regeneration of damaged central nervous system cells known as neurons.</p> <p>The technique would use a biodegradable polymer containing a chemical group that mimics the neurotransmitter acetylcholine to spur the growth of neurites, which areContinue reading “Neurotransmitters In Biopolymers Stimulate Nerve Regeneration”

Stem Cell Breakthrough Uses No Embryos <p>By Malcolm Ritter, Nov 20, 2007 (Associated Press)- Scientists have made ordinary human skin cells take on the chameleon-like powers of embryonic stem cells, a startling breakthrough that might someday deliver the medical payoffs of embryo cloning without the controversy.</p> <p>Laboratory teams on two continents report success in a pair of landmark papers releasedContinue reading “Stem Cell Breakthrough Uses No Embryos”

A revolution in Chinese stem cell technology <p>By Patricia Khashayar MD, Nov 12, 2007 (Press TV)- Dr Sean Hu, the chairman and founder of Beike Biotechnology, got a PhD in molecular biology from Gothenburg University in Sweden; He has received his post doctoral training at the University of British Colombia in Vancouver.</p> <p>Since 1999, he has decided to get involved inContinue reading “A revolution in Chinese stem cell technology”

New Technology Can Be Operated By Thought <p>Nov. 9, 2007 (ScienceDaily)- Neuroscientists have significantly advanced brain-machine interface (BMI) technology to the point where severely handicapped people who cannot contract even one leg or arm muscle now can independently compose and send e-mails and operate a TV in their homes. They are using only their thoughts to execute these actions…</p>

New Clinical Trials Could Open ‘Golden Era’ In Spinal Cord Injury And ALS Research <p>Nov. 9, 2007 ( New experimental therapies are being — or soon may be — tested in clinical trials that could open the doors to a &quot;golden era&quot; for research to improve the treatments of people with spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, stroke, and other severe movement disorders, scientists say…</p>

Neurotechnology Industry Organization Unveils Top 10 Neuroscience Trends of 2007,214286.shtml <p>Nov. 2, 2007&nbsp;(PRNewswire)- The Neurotechnology Industry Organization (NIO) today announced the top ten emerging areas of neuroscience that will impact the future of treatments for brain and nervous system. According to NIO, the trade association that represents the 500 companies worldwide developing treatments for the brain and nervous system, the U.S. economic burden ofContinue reading “Neurotechnology Industry Organization Unveils Top 10 Neuroscience Trends of 2007”

News at a Glance: Promising Stem Cells Discovered in Menstrual Blood; Cryo-Cell Launches World’s First-Ever Collection and Storage Service, C’elle <p>Nov. 1, 2007 ( Today, Cryo-Cell announced its discovery of a new, unique type of stem cell found in menstrual blood that may one day have the potential to treat a number of diseases. Cryo-Cell also launched an exclusive and proprietary new service, called C’elle, to enable women to collect and cryopreserve their menstrualContinue reading “News at a Glance: Promising Stem Cells Discovered in Menstrual Blood; Cryo-Cell Launches World’s First-Ever Collection and Storage Service, C’elle”