Scientists discover new, readily available source of stem cellsvv

http://presszoom.com/story_122382.html <P>January 7, 2007 (PressZoom.com)- Scientists have discovered a new source of stems cells and have used them to create muscle, bone, fat, blood vessel, nerve and liver cells in the laboratory. The first report showing the isolation of broad potential stem cells from the amniotic fluid that surrounds developing embryos was published today inContinue reading “Scientists discover new, readily available source of stem cellsvv”

New Technology Can Be Operated By Thought

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/11/071107210708.htm <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>

ArunA Biomedical Announces Commercial Release of its Human Embryonic Stem Cell Derived Neural Cells

http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/01-30-2009/0004963482&EDATE= <p>ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ — ArunA Biomedical, Inc., announced today that it will make its hN2(TM) cells commercially available to the research community in early 2009. The cells, derived from NIH registered human embryonic cell lines, are offered as a normal, consistent population of neural cells…</p>

Man’s cancer may be linked to stem cell therapy trip

http://www.smh.com.au/national/mans-cancer-may-be-linked-to-stem-cell-therapy-trip-20091122-isvx.html <p>NICK MILLER<br /> November 23, 2009 <br /> EXPERTS fear a man with leukaemia may be the first Australian ”infected” with cancer from medical tourism, after treatment at a private overseas stem cell therapy centre.</p> <p>Stem-cell specialists and patient support groups are…</p>

Bionic legs enable paraplegics to walk

http://www.thestar.com/article/878701–bionic-legs-enable-paraplegics-to-walk <p>About the eLegs prototype:</p> <p>A paraplegic for 18 years, Amanda Boxtel stands from her wheelchair and takes a few tentative steps. She beams as the bionic skeleton she is wearing helps propel her legs forward.&ldquo;To take my first step &hellip; was just astounding &hellip; and then I took another step and another one,&rdquo; sheContinue reading “Bionic legs enable paraplegics to walk”

Acorda Therapeutics Announces Initiation of Phase 2 Trial of Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/acorda-therapeutics-announces-initiation-of-phase-2-trial-of-treatment-for-spinal-cord-injury-2013-09-25 AC105 improved motor function after spinal cord injury in preclinical studies ARDSLEY, N.Y., Sep 25, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. /quotes/zigman/91130/quotes/nls/acor ACOR +1.38% today announced that the first patient has been enrolled in a trial of AC105, its proprietary magnesium formulation for the treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI). This Phase 2Continue reading “Acorda Therapeutics Announces Initiation of Phase 2 Trial of Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury”

Exciting discovery could aid frontline spinal injury treatment

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-04/uoq-dc042215.php Rapid treatment with a new anti-inflammatory could have a major impact on recovery from spinal cord injury, University of Queensland researchers have found. UQ School of Biomedical Sciences’ Dr Marc Ruitenberg and PhD student Ms Faith Brennan said they made the discovery during laboratory trials with an experimental drug. Ms Brennan said that excessiveContinue reading “Exciting discovery could aid frontline spinal injury treatment”

Immune cells could hold key to therapies for spinal cord injuries

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-11-immune-cells-key-therapies-spinal.html Fresh insights into how zebrafish repair their damaged nerve connections could aid the development of therapies for people with spinal cord injuries. Scientists have found the immune system plays a key role in helping zebrafish nerve cells to regenerate after injury. The findings offer clues for developing treatments that could one day help peopleContinue reading “Immune cells could hold key to therapies for spinal cord injuries”

Geron Announces Publication of Study Results Supporting Safety and Utility of Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Therapeutic Product for Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury

http://www.genengnews.com/news/bnitem.aspx?name=3415123 <P>By Biowire, July 19, 2006 (genengnews.com) – Geron Corporation announced today the publication of preclinical studies that support the safety and utility of GRNOPC1, Geron’s lead human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-based therapeutic product for the treatment of spinal cord injury. </P> <P>In the studies published in Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Hans Keirstead and his colleaguesContinue reading “Geron Announces Publication of Study Results Supporting Safety and Utility of Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Therapeutic Product for Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury”

Neuralstem Inc. Cells Survive and Become Neurons in Rats With Spinal Injuries, Study Reports

http://www.pr-inside.com/neuralstem-inc-cells-survive-and-become-r51530.htm February 13, 2007 (PRNewswire)- Human neural stem cells (hNSCs) transplanted into rats with spinal cord damage turned into neurons and made extensive synaptic contact with damaged host motor neurons, a paper published today in PLoS MEDICINE ( medicine.plosjournals.org) reported. The study, utilizing cells developed by Neuralstem, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NRLS), and conducted atContinue reading “Neuralstem Inc. Cells Survive and Become Neurons in Rats With Spinal Injuries, Study Reports”

Nerve-repair innovation gives man new hope

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070703/BUSINESS/707030350/1003/BUSINESS <P>Nearly five years ago, Brandon Ingram rear-ended a car while driving west on I-70 near Keystone Avenue and crashed through his windshield.&nbsp; Lucky man: The future looked bleak for Brandon Ingram, now 27, after he was severely injured in a car accident in 2002. But the Andara Oscillating Field Stimulator has helped…</P>

Research Offers Hope for Repairing Injured Spinal Cord Using Stem Cells

http://www.medindia.net/news/Research-Offers-Hope-for-Repairing-Injured-Spinal-Cord-Using-Stem-Cells-29319-1.htm <p>Nov. 13, 2007 (medindia.com)- A new study has identified key elements that may make the regeneration of nerve cells using the body’s own stem cells following spinal cord injury a possibility.</p> <p>The seminal study, co-lead by Dr. Philip Horner, neuroscientist at the University of Washington, Dr. Tim Kennedy, neuroscientist at the Montreal Neurological InstituteContinue reading “Research Offers Hope for Repairing Injured Spinal Cord Using Stem Cells”

Moderate Hypothermia as Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury

http://www.orthosupersite.com/view.asp?rID=26905 <p>By Andrew Cappuccino, Mar.&nbsp;2008 (Orthosupersite.com)- In this issue of Orthopedics, Dr Andrew Cappuccino, assistant team orthopedic surgeon for the NFL Buffalo Bills and the supervising and operating surgeon of Bills player Kevin Everett, discusses the use of moderate systemic hypothermia to treat spinal cord injuries…</p>