What’s New in Spine Surgery

http://www.ejbjs.org/cgi/content/full/88/8/1897 By Keith H. Bridwell et.al., August 2006 (JB&JS) – As is the case with other areas of the spine, advances in the treatment of the cervical spine have been made in the development of new technology such as disc arthroplasty, in the achievement of a better understanding of surgical morbidity, and in attempts toContinue reading “What’s New in Spine Surgery”

New therapies using adult stem cells in the works

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_6001594 By Lisa Rosetta and Kirsten Stewart, May 27, 2007 (The Salt Lake Tribune)- When their 3-year-old twin sons started stumbling and losing their speech, Leo and Linda Witt hoped it wasn’t serious. <BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; When the seizures began, and blood tests and brain scans came back inconclusive, the Witts hoped for answers. And when –Continue reading “New therapies using adult stem cells in the works”

BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics and Rutgers University Study Shows That Transplanting NTF Cells Improves the Recovery of Spinal Cord Injury Rat Model

http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/markets/industries/health-care/brainstorm-cell-therapeutics-rutgers-university-study-shows-transplanting-ntf/ <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>

Wearable bot said to make the weak stronger

http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/hardware/0,39042972,62053124,00.htm <p>By Leslie Katz, CNET News.com<br /> Tuesday, April 14, 2009 08:59 AM<br /> This is about the closest thing to a Superman suit we’ve seen. Put it on, say its creators, and the motorized Hybrid Assistive Limb can &quot;expand and improve physical capability&quot; up to tenfold in activities such as walking, standing, and climbingContinue reading “Wearable bot said to make the weak stronger”


http://cordis.europa.eu/wire/index.cfm?fuseaction=article.Detail&rcn=21712&rev=0 <p>The damaged nervous system can make new circuits to bypass areas of damage: this is known as plasticity. In children the brain is still very plastic and malleable, and they can recover from quite severe brain damage. But in adults plasticity is almost lost, and recovery after stroke, spinal cord injury and other conditionsContinue reading “RE-PLASTICISING THE BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD”

No cure for spine injuries – but hope

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/wellness/140443343.html JEREMY OLSON , Star Tribune, February 26, 2012 Brandon Loney can’t move his legs, but once a week, he sure does run. Suspended by a harness from the ceiling at Courage Center in Golden Valley, the 23-year stares ahead at a mirror while two volunteers move his stocky legs across a treadmill. A thirdContinue reading “No cure for spine injuries – but hope”

New Hope for Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

http://www.heraldonline.com/2013/01/28/4574550/new-hope-for-patients-with-spinal.html /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Currently there is no effective treatment used in clinical practice for patients with an injured spinal cord. However, a group of orthopaedic scientists have recently discovered that the administration of microRNA-210 could be an effective treatment for an injured spinal cord by promoting regeneration following injury…

Paralysed hand able to move again

http://www.domain-b.com/technology/Health_Medicine/20140522_move_again.html For the first time scientists have been able to restore the ability to grasp with a paralysed hand using spinal cord stimulation. There is currently no cure for upper limb paralysis, where there has been damage to the nerves which send messages to the muscles from the brain, such as happens after a strokeContinue reading “Paralysed hand able to move again”

Japanese team’s antibody treatment returns 80% of finger function to paralyzed monkeys

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/01/05/national/science-health/japanese-researchers-return-finger-function-monkeys-spinal-cord-injuries/#.WlL2zExFzIU 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…

HGH Found to Promote Recovery from Spinal Damage

https://www.gilmorehealth.com/hgh-found-to-promote-recovery-from-spinal-damage/ Researchers have found that human growth hormone (HGH) treatment, combined with physical therapy, can help to speed up recovery in people suffering from spinal damage. It was found in the study, which was presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology held in Portugal, that the substance produced by the pituitary gland helped to significantlyContinue reading “HGH Found to Promote Recovery from Spinal Damage”

Transplantation of Preconditioned Schwann Cells in Peripheral Nerve Grafts After Contusion in the Adult Spinal Cord

http://www.ejbjs.org/cgi/content/abstract/88/11/2400 By Alexandre Rasouli et.al., 2006&nbsp;(The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery)- Background: Recovery after injury to the peripheral nervous system is based on the pro-regenerative relationship between axons and the extracellular matrix, a relationship established by Schwann cells. As mechanical conditioning of Schwann cells has been shown to stimulate their regenerative behavior, we soughtContinue reading “Transplantation of Preconditioned Schwann Cells in Peripheral Nerve Grafts After Contusion in the Adult Spinal Cord”

Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine

http://www.expresshealthcaremgmt.com/200704/coverstory02.shtml <P>By Nancy Singh, April 2007 (expresshealthcaremgmt.com)- Stem cell therapy (SCT) has long captured the imagination of scientists worldwide as a way of regenerative medicine. Many species, most notably amphibians and certain fish, can regenerate their body parts. The salamander regenerates its limbs, tail, upper and lower jaws, lens and retina of its eye, andContinue reading “Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine”

Medical Breakthrough — Spine Surgery: Timing Matters

http://www.wqad.com/Global/story.asp?S=7028737&nav=7k8p <p>Sept. 5, 2007 (WQAD)- 300-thousand Americans are in wheelchairs due to spinal cord injuries.&nbsp; Many patients will recover at least some function of fingers, toes, hands and limbs after an injury.</p> <p>Now, new research shows how they can recover even more.&nbsp; Why patients’ recovery could improve with the right timing.</p> <p>For Bruce Brady, daysContinue reading “Medical Breakthrough — Spine Surgery: Timing Matters”

BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics and Rutgers University Join Forces to Identify a Cure for Spinal Cord Injuries via Stem-Cell Research

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/industries/health-care/article/brainstorm-cell-therapeutics-rutgers-university-join-forces-identify-cure_424899_10.html <p>Jan. 7, 2008 (BusinessWire)- BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (OTCBB:BCLI), a leading developer of adult stem cell technologies and therapeutics, is pleased to announce that the Company has expanded its collaboration with Rutgers University in an effort to cure spinal cord injuries through BrainStorm’s cutting-edge adult stem cell research. The Spinal Cord Injury Project isContinue reading “BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics and Rutgers University Join Forces to Identify a Cure for Spinal Cord Injuries via Stem-Cell Research”

Regenerative Activity In The Peripheral Nervous System Could Mean Regeneration For The Central Nervous System

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/05/080519092202.htm <p>ScienceDaily (May 22, 2008) &mdash; Researchers at the Peninsula Medical School in the South West of England, University College London, the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan and Cancer Research UK, have for the first time identified a protein that is key to the regeneration of damage in the peripheral nervous system and whichContinue reading “Regenerative Activity In The Peripheral Nervous System Could Mean Regeneration For The Central Nervous System”