Victhom Human Bionics announces the start of patient enrolment for its Neurostep(TM) clinical trial – Refocuses its R&D activities

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2007/16/c6014.html January 16, 2007 (CNW Group)- Victhom Human Bionics Inc. (TSX: VHB) announces today that it received approval from the Ethics Review Board of the rehabilitation center where its clinical trial on gait disorders will be held. The Company received its Investigational Testing Authorization in December 2006 from Health Canada. The Neurostep(TM) is designed toContinue reading “Victhom Human Bionics announces the start of patient enrolment for its Neurostep(TM) clinical trial – Refocuses its R&D activities”

Neurotechnology Industry Organization Unveils Top 10 Neuroscience Trends of 2007

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/news_press_release,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”

Neuralstem Receives Final Notice of Allowance for New Stem Cell Immortalization Technology Patent

http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/01-26-2009/0004960076&EDATE= <p>ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE Alternext US: CUR) today announced that it has received Official Notice of Allowance for its patent application, number 10/047,352, for Stable Neural Stem Cell Lines from the US Patent and Trade Office (USPTO). This patent covers the technology to immortalize any human…</p>

Researchers develop new techniques to enhance spinal cord regeneration after injury

http://www.examiner.com/x-11432-Pittsburgh-Medical-Technology-Examiner~y2009m10d20-Researchers-develop-new-techniques-to-enhance-spinal-cord-regeneration-after-injury <p>October 20&nbsp;Pittsburgh Medical Technology ExaminerRuben Dagda</p> <p>New discoveries in spinal cord regeneration research were unveiled by a superb panel of well known spinal cord investigators during a press conference at the 40th Society for Neuroscience conference in Chicago, Il. During the last ten years, animal research has suggested new ways to speed the recoveryContinue reading “Researchers develop new techniques to enhance spinal cord regeneration after injury”

First clinical trial involving human embryonic stem cells gets underway in Chicago

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/sep/22/news/la-heb-stem-cell-clinical-trial-20100922 <p>September 22, 2010</p> <p>Enrollment has begun for the first clinical trial to test a therapy developed from human embryonic stem cells.</p> <p>The trial&rsquo;s primary aim is to assess the safety of Geron Corp.&rsquo;s experimental oligodendrocyte progenitor cells, which have been in development for about a decade. They were derived from some of the earliestContinue reading “First clinical trial involving human embryonic stem cells gets underway in Chicago”

Stemedica Neural Stem Cells Successful in Preclinical Study of Spinal Cord Injury

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/11/14/prweb8960459.DTL Transplanted neural stem cells (NSCs) developed by Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc., a leader in adult allogeneic stem cell manufacturing, research and development were successful in treating rats with spinal cord injury (SCI). The research conducted by Ivan Cheng, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, was presentedContinue reading “Stemedica Neural Stem Cells Successful in Preclinical Study of Spinal Cord Injury”

The Emerging Multibillion Dollar Cybernetic Brain Revolution

http://www.pddnet.com/news/2015/01/emerging-multibillion-dollar-cybernetic-brain-revolution Where does the human end and the machine begin? In the era of neuroprosthetics, tiny electronic devices embedded in the body that stimulate the brain and other parts of the nervous system to improve their function, this question may soon get harder to answer. Last week, for example, researchers at the Federal Institute ofContinue reading “The Emerging Multibillion Dollar Cybernetic Brain Revolution”

Created Line of Spinal Cord Neural Stem Cells Shows Diverse Promise

https://health.ucsd.edu/news/releases/Pages/2018-08-06-created-line-of-spinal-cord-neural-stem-cells-shows-diverse-promise.aspx Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that they have successfully created spinal cord neural stem cells (NSCs) from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) that differentiate into a diverse population of cells capable of dispersing throughout the spinal cord and can be maintained for long periods of time…

USC seeks volunteers for spinal cord injury rehabilitation study

http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=5079631 <P>WIStv 6/26/2006</P> <P>The University of South Carolinas Arnold School of Public Health is seeking volunteers for a study examining the effects of a two-week intensive treatment program on walking, balance, and mobility for individuals with spinal cord injury.</P> <P>A news release says the study combines two rehabilitation techniques to form a new therapy, knownContinue reading “USC seeks volunteers for spinal cord injury rehabilitation study”

Bionic ear creator seeks funding for new spinal cord project

http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2007/s1837577.htm <P>January 31, 2007 (ABC)- LISA MILLAR: Since its creation in 1978, the cochlear implant has brought hearing to tens of thousands of people around the world. Now its creator is offering new hope to paraplegics.</P> <P>Professor Graeme Clark says another implant to repair spinal damage could be available within five years.</P> <P>He’s reluctant toContinue reading “Bionic ear creator seeks funding for new spinal cord project”

Doctor says ‘golden age’ of spinal cord injury treatments a decade away

http://bodyandhealth.canada.com/channel_health_news_details.asp?news_id=12518&news_channel_id=145&channel_id=145&rot=11 By Steve Rennie, June 5, 2007 (Canadian Press)- rms trembling, Nicholas Schoenhoff pushed himself up from his wheelchair, grabbed a pair of silver canes and took a few wobbly steps – something the 15-year-old high school student never thought he’d manage after shattering his neck in a snowboarding accident two years ago…

Immune System Research Hold Promise For Alzheimer’s, Stroke, And Mental Disorders

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/11/071106124045.htm <p>Nov. 7, 2007 (ScienceDaily)- Recent discoveries in the field of neuroimmunology, which studies the interaction between the immune and nervous systems, are offering promising new leads for the treatment of many devastating neurological disorders, from Alzheimer’s disease to stroke.</p> <p>New research suggests that reducing the expression of an immune system protein in the brainContinue reading “Immune System Research Hold Promise For Alzheimer’s, Stroke, And Mental Disorders”

Scientists shed light on long-distance signaling in developing neurons

http://www.physorg.com/news122645724.html <p>Feb. 19, 2008 (PhysOrg.com)- A longstanding puzzle in neurodevelopment may have yielded up a key secret. A team led by scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College says they have determined how events at the very tips of the developing neuron’s long, skinny axon affect gene transcription back in the cell’s distant nucleus.</p> <p>The studyContinue reading “Scientists shed light on long-distance signaling in developing neurons”

First stem cell trials might start in O.C.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/stem-cell-cells-2077118-company-disease <p>A tiny start-up company in Irvine has a shot at becoming the first to gain federal approval to test an embryonic stem cell treatment in humans. Two degenerative nerve diseases are the first targets for California Stem Cell Inc.’s therapies. They are ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, which kills adults, and…</p>