Thinking With The Spinal Cord?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/01/070123143605.htm <P>January 24, 2007 (ScienceDaily)- Two scientists from the University of Copenhagen have demonstrated that the spinal cord use network mechanisms similar to those used in the brain. The discovery is featured in the current issue of Science. <BR>The researchers report that spinal neurons, during network activity underlying movements, show the similar irregular firing patternsContinue reading “Thinking With The Spinal Cord?”

New Clinical Trials Could Open ‘Golden Era’ In Spinal Cord Injury And ALS Research

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/11/071106122525.htm <p>Nov. 9, 2007 (ScienceDaily.com)- 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>

Scientists Devise Early Treatment for Spine Injury

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory?id=9028713 <p>By Julie Steenhuysen<br /> November 8, 2009</p> <p>CHICAGO (Reuters) – Injecting tiny polymer spheres into rats right after a spinal cord injury helped the animals recover movement and prevented secondary nerve damage that often follows such injuries, U.S. researchers said on Sunday.</p> <p>The experimental treatment uses spheres called copolymer micelles that fuse with injuredContinue reading “Scientists Devise Early Treatment for Spine Injury”

Embryonic Stem Cell Test on Spinal Cord Injury

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/10/12/health/main6950031.shtml <p>ATLANTA, Oct. 12, 2010</p> <p>Embryonic Stem Cell Test on Spinal Cord Injury</p> <p>First U.S. Study of Stem Cell Drug on Human Paraplegic; Testing Will Help Determine (CBS/AP)&nbsp; For the first time ever in the U.S., a patient with a spinal cord injury has been injected with human embryonic stem cells.</p> <p>The hope: that oneContinue reading “Embryonic Stem Cell Test on Spinal Cord Injury”

Treadmill Training After Spinal Cord Injury Promotes Recovery When Inflammation is Controlled

http://www.newswise.com/articles/treadmill-training-after-spinal-cord-injury-promotes-recovery-when-inflammation-is-controlled Newswise — COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research suggests that treadmill training soon after a spinal cord injury can have long-lasting positive effects on recovery – as long as the training is accompanied by efforts to control inflammation in the lower spinal cord…

Epidural Stimulation Shows Promise for Spinal Cord Injuries

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/03/epidural-stimulation-shows-promise-spinal-cord-injuries Bioscience Technology caught up with Susan Harkema Ph.D., professor and rehabilitation research director of the University of Louisville’s Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, to discuss her research and new funding awarded by Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation for epidural stimulation. Wings for Life recently announced it is teaming with the ChristopherContinue reading “Epidural Stimulation Shows Promise for Spinal Cord Injuries”

New Method to Create Human Neural Stem Cells Can Regenerate Spine in Rats, Study Shows

https://alsnewstoday.com/2018/09/17/new-method-create-neural-stem-cells-can-regenerate-rat-spines/ Human spinal cord neural stem cells (NSC), created using an innovative method, were seen to regenerate functional neurons in the damaged tissue of rats with spinal injuries, according to researchers. Their study, “Generation and post-injury integration of human spinal cord neural stem cells,” was published in the journal Nature Methods. Spinal cord NSC wereContinue reading “New Method to Create Human Neural Stem Cells Can Regenerate Spine in Rats, Study Shows”

Cyberkinetics Reports Preliminary BrainGate Data from Non-Speaking, Paralyzed Participant at ASIA Meeting in Boston

http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20060629005376&newsLang=en <P>Business Wire 6/29/2006</P> <P>Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: CYKN; "Cyberkinetics") announced that clinical investigators engaged in Cyberkinetics’ ongoing BrainGate Neural Interface System (BrainGate) clinical trial reported preliminary data from three trial participants at the American Spinal Cord Injury Association Meeting (ASIA), on Wednesday, June 28, 2006, in Boston, Massachusetts. The data included preliminary resultsContinue reading “Cyberkinetics Reports Preliminary BrainGate Data from Non-Speaking, Paralyzed Participant at ASIA Meeting in Boston”

Study: Spinal cord can repair itself

http://www.sciencedaily.com/upi/index.php?feed=Science&article=UPI-1-20070214-09570900-bc-us-spinalcord.xml <P>February 14, 2007 (ScienceDaily)- U.S. scientists say they have disproved the long-held theory that the spinal cord is incapable of repairing itself.</P> <P>The Johns Hopkins University researchers say human nerve stem cells they transplanted into damaged spinal cords of rats have survived, grown and in some cases connected with the rats’ own spinal cordContinue reading “Study: Spinal cord can repair itself”

Geron Positive Spinal Cord Injury Data

http://www.247wallst.com/2007/11/geron-positive-.html <p>By Jon C. Ogg, Nov. 7, 2007 (247wallst.com)- Geron Corp. (NASDAQ:GERN) is trading up in pre-market activity on news that would have been much more eagerly received back in the emergence of stem cell news.&nbsp; Geron announced that data shows its human embryonic stem cell based therapeutic candidate for spinal cord injury GRNOPC1 survivesContinue reading “Geron Positive Spinal Cord Injury Data”

One big step for Geron: Therapy that enabled paralyzed rats to walk ready for test on humans, stem-cell firm says

http://origin.mercurynews.com/business/ci_8351062?nclick_check=1 <p>By Steve Johnson, Feb. 24, 2008 (Mercury News)- Fast facts about GeronAfter 13 years of research costing more than $150 million, Geron says it is finally ready to conduct an unprecedented test in people with a treatment made from one of the most controversial substances in science.</p> <p>Using human embryonic stem cells, the MenloContinue reading “One big step for Geron: Therapy that enabled paralyzed rats to walk ready for test on humans, stem-cell firm says”