Researchers Use Human Neural Stem Cell Grafts to Repair Spinal Cord Injuries in Monkeys

https://health.ucsd.edu/news/releases/Pages/2018-02-26-researchers-use-human-neural-stem-cell-grafts-to-repair-spinal-cord-injuries-in-monkeys.aspx Led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, a diverse team of neuroscientists and surgeons successfully grafted human neural progenitor cells into rhesus monkeys with spinal cord injuries. The grafts not only survived, but grew hundreds of thousands of human axons and synapses, resulting in improved forelimb function in theContinue reading “Researchers Use Human Neural Stem Cell Grafts to Repair Spinal Cord Injuries in Monkeys”

Growth factor stimulates rapid extension of key motor neurons in brain

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-11/mgh-gfs110306.php November 3, 2006 (EurekAlert!, Massachusetts General Hospital)- MGH study first to identify factors controlling growth of brain cells damaged in ALS:<BR>A growth factor known to be important for the survival of many types of cells stimulates rapid extension of corticospinal motor neurons – critical brain cells that connect the cerebral cortex with the spinalContinue reading “Growth factor stimulates rapid extension of key motor neurons in brain”

Stem Cell Therapy: The Holy Grail of Medicine

http://www.expresshealthcaremgmt.com/200704/coverstory01.shtml By Nancy Singh, April 2007 (expresshealthcaremgmt.com)- Four-month-old Aarohi Bhatt recently created medical history for being cured of a rare heart condition believed to be untreatable. The cause of her cure—Stem Cell Therapy (SCT) using her father’s blood at Frontier Lifeline Hospital, Chennai. Besides being a difficult surgery, it was for the first time inContinue reading “Stem Cell Therapy: The Holy Grail of Medicine”

Science key to Everett’s recovery

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/content/sports/epaper/2007/09/13/a1c_stoda_0913.html <p>By Greg Stoda, Sept. 13, 2007 (palmbeachpost.com)- Don’t forget about the science behind the miracle.</p> <p>That’s what they’re calling whatever it is that’s happening up in Buffalo.</p> <p>It’s a miracle, they’re saying, because Kevin Everett is maybe supposed to be dead, but for sure isn’t supposed to be making voluntary movements with his armsContinue reading “Science key to Everett’s recovery”

Scientists Restore Walking In Mice After Spinal Cord Injury

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080106193147.htm <p>Jan. 7, 2008 (ScienceDaily)- Spinal cord damage blocks the routes that the brain uses to send messages to the nerve cells that control walking. Until now, doctors believed that the only way for injured patients to walk again was to re-grow the long nerve highways that link the brain and base of the spinalContinue reading “Scientists Restore Walking In Mice After Spinal Cord Injury”

Spinal Cord Injuries and New Treatments

http://littlerock.injuryboard.com/spinal-cord-injuries/spinal-cord-injuries-and-new-treatments.aspx?googleid=240786 <p>Are cars really safer? We have seen so many people with serious spinal cord injuries resulting from head on collisions, I wonder if more can&rsquo;t be done to make cars safe.</p> <p>But that is for another day&hellip;Today I want to talk about new procedures that can help victims of this type of injury. EachContinue reading “Spinal Cord Injuries and New Treatments”

Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act Signed by President Obama as Part of Omnibus Public Land Bill

http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/03-30-2009/0004997130&EDATE= <p>Christopher &amp; Dana Reeve Foundation expresses appreciation to Congressional co-sponsors for passing first legislation specific to the paralysis community</p> <p><br /> SHORT HILLS, N.J., March 30 /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 lives of peopleContinue reading “Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act Signed by President Obama as Part of Omnibus Public Land Bill”

Promise For Treatment Of Spinal Cord Injuries: A Multidisciplinary Approach Most Likely To Achieve Results

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/184308.php <p>03 Apr 2010 – Although new developments in the management of spinal cord injuries (SCI) are on the horizon, any eventual cure for the condition is more likely to involve a multidisciplinary approach, drawing from expertise in several fields, according to a review article published in the April 2010 issue of the Journal ofContinue reading “Promise For Treatment Of Spinal Cord Injuries: A Multidisciplinary Approach Most Likely To Achieve Results”

Injured Rutgers player Eric LeGrand may benefit from new advances in spinal cord research

http://www.nj.com/rutgersfootball/index.ssf/2010/10/injured_rutgers_player_eric_le_1.html <p>October 21, 2010</p> <p>As doctors continued treating Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand for the spinal cord injury suffered in Saturday&rsquo;s football game, there was no word Wednesday from either the school or the hospital as to his condition or prospects for recovery.</p> <p>But as uncertain as the immediate future may be for LeGrand,…</p>

Brain Implant Helps Paralyzed Hand Move

http://news.discovery.com/tech/brain-implant-helps-paralyzed-limbs-move-120421.html Analysis by Jesse Emspak, Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:28 AM ET The dream of true cybernetics — merging man with machine — just got a bit closer. Scientists at Northwestern University built a device that can send signals from the brain directly to paralyzed muscles, causing them to move by thought. This technology couldContinue reading “Brain Implant Helps Paralyzed Hand Move”

Japan to start clinical tests to regenerate spinal cord

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Home/Science/Japan-to-start-clinical-tests-to-regenerate-spinal-cord/articleshow/36722886.cms TOKYO: Japanese researchers are to begin conducting a series of clinical tests to try to regenerate the spinal cord of people who have suffered from injuries. The research team led by Masaya Nakamura, a professor in the Keio University in Tokyo, will try to repair lesions in the spinal cord specifically in the neck,Continue reading “Japan to start clinical tests to regenerate spinal cord”

Athersys’ MultiStem® Promotes Recovery After Acute Spinal Cord Injury in Preclinical Study

http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2015/11/19/788698/0/en/Athersys-MultiStem-Promotes-Recovery-After-Acute-Spinal-Cord-Injury-in-Preclinical-Study.html CLEVELAND, Nov. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Athersys, Inc. (Athersys) (NASDAQ:ATHX) announced today that multipotent adult progenitor cells (MAPC®), used in Athersys’ MultiStem® cell therapy currently in clinical development, are effective in improving the health of animals after acute rodent spinal cord injury. Intravenous administration of MAP…