BioAxone Therapeutic Study Demonstrates Positive Interim Results for Spinal Cord Injury

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/061127/mo397.html?.v=2 November 27, 2006 (PRNewswire)- Six-week Follow-up Results of Phase I/IIa Trial Show Safety, Tolerability and Neurological Outcome of Cethrin(R): BioAxone Therapeutic announced today positive interim results on its Phase I/IIa North American dose escalation clinical trial on Cethrin® for the treatment of acute spinal cord injury (SCI). The Company reported that data on safety,Continue reading “BioAxone Therapeutic Study Demonstrates Positive Interim Results for Spinal Cord Injury”

Transforming Mouse Cells Into ‘Embryonic’ Stem Cells Easily

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/09/070911090159.htm <p>Sept. 14, 2007 (Science Daily)- UCSF scientists are reporting what they say is a significant improvement in the technique for genetically reprogramming mouse cells to their embryonic state, a process that transforms the cells, in essence, into embryonic stem cells. The finding builds on the strategic breakthrough reported by Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, inContinue reading “Transforming Mouse Cells Into ‘Embryonic’ Stem Cells Easily”

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Applauds Senate Passage of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act

http://news.prnewswire.com/ViewContent.aspx?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/01-15-2009/0004955723&EDATE= <p>Landmark Legislation Will Promote Collaborative Research, Rehabilitation and Quality of Life Initiatives for Millions Living with Paralysis and Spinal Cord Injuries</p> <p><br /> SHORT HILLS, N.J., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Christopher &amp; Dana Reeve Foundation, the national, non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures and treatments for spinal cord injuries and improving the livesContinue reading “Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Applauds Senate Passage of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act”

Geron Cleared By U.S. Regulators to Test Embryonic Stem-Cell Treatment

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-07-30/geron-cleared-by-fda-to-test-embryonic-stem-cell-treatment-shares-climb.html <p>By Rob Waters and Molly Peterson – Jul 30, 2010 <br /> Geron Corp. said it was cleared by U.S. regulators to proceed with the first human test of an embryonic stem-cell therapy, aimed at patients with spinal-cord injuries. The shares rose 17 percent.</p> <p>The Food and Drug Administration lifted a clinical hold onContinue reading “Geron Cleared By U.S. Regulators to Test Embryonic Stem-Cell Treatment”

InVivo Therapeutics’ CEO Frank Reynolds Scheduled to Appear on FOX40 Live in Sacramento

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/invivo-therapeutics-ceo-frank-reynolds-scheduled-to-appear-on-fox40-live-in-sacramento-2012-01-10 CEO to Discuss the Company’s Latest Advances in Spinal Cord Injury Treatment on January 11th CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan 10, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. NVIV -4.78% , a developer of groundbreaking technologies for the treatment of spinal cord injuries (SCI), today..

Blocking a protein could be key to treating spinal cord injuries

http://www.uq.edu.au/news/?article=26317 Queensland scientists will begin clinical trials of treatment for spinal cord injuries after discovering dramatic improvements in balance and coordination when blocking a protein. Researchers at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR), and the University of Melbourne showed that…

Stem cell trial for spinal cord injuries cleared by FDA

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/biotech/2014/08/embryonic-stem-cells-asterias-geron-spinal-cord.html An experimental treatment using controversial embryonic stem cells to fix severe spinal cord injuries has new life under a new company. Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc. of Menlo Park received Food and Drug Administration clearance Wednesday to go forward with a 13-person safety study of so-called…

Noninvasive spinal stimulation method enables paralyzed people to regain use of hands, study finds

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-04-noninvasive-spinal-method-enables-paralyzed.html The ability to perform simple daily tasks can make a big difference in people’s lives, especially for those with spinal cord injuries. A UCLA-led team of scientists reports that six people with severe spinal cord injuries—three of them completely paralyzed—have regained use of their hands and fingers for the first time in years afterContinue reading “Noninvasive spinal stimulation method enables paralyzed people to regain use of hands, study finds”

Stem cell breakthrough

http://www.news-medical.net/?id=18447 <P>Medical Research News 6/14/2006</P> <P>Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University of Calgary have found that stem cells derived from adult skin can create neural cell types that can be transplanted into and function in mouse models of disease. <BR>This research is reported in the June 14, 2006 issue ofContinue reading “Stem cell breakthrough”

Uric acid and spinal cord injury treatment

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-01/rtsu-uaa010307.php <P>January 3, 2007 (EurekAlert!)- Uric acid is commonly associated with the excruciatingly painful joint disease known as gout, but it can also play a crucial role in the treatment of spinal cord injury and other central nervous system disorders, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, according to Rutgers’ Bonnie Firestein. </P> <P>Firestein,Continue reading “Uric acid and spinal cord injury treatment”

Nanomedicine Opens The Way For Nerve Cell Regeneration: Two Research Groups Present Results At NSTI Nanotech 2007

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=71453 May 20, 2007 (MedicalNewsToday.com)- The ability to regenerate nerve cells in the body could reduce the effects of trauma and disease in a dramatic way. In two presentations at the NSTI Nanotech 2007 Conference, researchers describe the use of nanotechnology to enhance the regeneration of nerve cells. In the first method…

Cell Death Discovery to Help Spinal Cord Injuries

http://www.tfot.info/news/1036/cell-death-discovery-to-help-spinal-cord-injuries.html <p>By Asaf Peer, Nov. 1, 2007 (TFOT.info)- Researchers from the Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch, Germany in collaboration with researchers from the Aarhus University in Denmark have found a receptor responsible for inducing neuronal cell death caused by spinal cord injuries, strokes and aging. The knock-out mice for this receptor, whichContinue reading “Cell Death Discovery to Help Spinal Cord Injuries”

Scientists Map Signaling Networks That Control Neuron Function

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080129125529.htm <p>Feb. 4, 2008 (ScienceDaily)- In the first large-scale proteomics study of its kind, researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have mapped thousands of neuronal proteins to discover how they connect into complex signaling networks that guide neuron function. Their research — using quantitative mass spectrometry, computational software andContinue reading “Scientists Map Signaling Networks That Control Neuron Function”

Geron Presents Data at ISSCR Showing That Its Embryonic Stem Cell Therapeutic for Heart Failure Evades Direct Attack by the Human Immune System

http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20080612005098&newsLang=en <p>MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Geron Corporation (Nasdaq:GERN) today announced the presentation of research studies indicating that GRNCM1, the company&rsquo;s human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-based therapeutic for the treatment of heart failure, evades direct attack by…</p>