NEW SPINAL CORD INJURY REPAIR COMPANY LAUNCHED Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. • Fri, August 18th, 2017 Print this article Based on an innovative technology from Yale University which has shown promise to grow nerve fibers naturally and restore all facets of nerve function, a new company, ReNetX Bio (formerly known as Axerion Therapeutics), has been launched. ReNetX Bio is focused onContinue reading “NEW SPINAL CORD INJURY REPAIR COMPANY LAUNCHED”

University of Minnesota Researchers Develop 3D Printed Device to Treat Spinal Cord Injuries In the United States, 285,000 people are currently suffering from spinal cord injuries. Around 17,000 new spinal cord injuries are recorded every year. However, there are no good or precise treatments to help patients regain functions or alleviate pain. This could change, however, following the outline of research recently published in scientific journal Advanced Functional Materials.Continue reading “University of Minnesota Researchers Develop 3D Printed Device to Treat Spinal Cord Injuries”

Intel and Brown University Are Developing an AI System to Help Paralyzed Patients Spinal cord injuries alter someone’s life forever, and they can happen to anyone. When someone suffers a serious spinal cord injury, they most typically become paralyzed from that point down, or up. The reason behind this devastating paralysis is because the human body isn’t able to regenerate severed nerve fibers. The brain loses itsContinue reading “Intel and Brown University Are Developing an AI System to Help Paralyzed Patients”

Team Discovers Molecular “Missing Link” Driving Nerve Cell Regrowth <P>By Jonathan H. Zippin, David R. Huron, Margarita Kamenetsky and Ulrich Hengst, November 10, 2006 (, Weill Cornell Medical College)- An enzyme called sAC helps spur the growth of nerve endings in the developing embryo, and might also be used to someday regrow these "axons" in adults paralyzed by spinal cord injury.</P> <P>The discovery,Continue reading “Team Discovers Molecular “Missing Link” Driving Nerve Cell Regrowth”

Harnessing the power of thought — with a silicon chip <p>By Felice J. Freyer, Aug 26, 2007 ( Asked about the major award he just won, Brown University brain scientist John P. Donoghue reaches across his desk for his invitation to the upcoming ceremony in Germany.</p> <p>He opens it carefully and points to the names of the eminent scientists who will be there withContinue reading “Harnessing the power of thought — with a silicon chip”

Movement Restored To Paralyzed Limbs In Monkeys Through Artificial Brain-muscle Connections <p>ScienceDaily (Oct. 16, 2008) &mdash; Researchers in a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have demonstrated for the first time that a direct artificial connection from the brain to muscles can restore voluntary movement in monkeys whose arms have been temporarily</p>

Broken spine rejoined in ‘miracle’ surgery <p>New Delhi (IANS): Doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here have rejoined a 10-year-old boy’s broken spinal cord, hospital authorities said Saturday, terming it as a &quot;first-of-its-kind case&quot;.</p> <p>The boy, Premchand from Firozabad in Uttar Pradesh, fell while playing in a field and the moving blades of a tractor’s harrowContinue reading “Broken spine rejoined in ‘miracle’ surgery”

Antibodies appear to play an important role in repair of nerve injuries <p>The immune system produces antibodies in order to protect the body against invading pathogens such as viruses and bacteria. These viruses and bacteria function not only as soldiers but all nurses and this it appears was never known before. Researchers…</p>

China halts unapproved stem cell treatments as industry grows in country with lighter rules BEIJING The Health Ministry ordered unapproved stem cell treatments stopped Tuesday as China tries to bring under control its growing but loosely regulated industry. The ministry stopped accepting applications for stem cell procedures until July and is implementing a yearlong campaign to halt unauthorized stem cell therapy trials…

StemCells, Inc.’s Spinal Cord Injury Trial Approved by Health Canada NEWARK, Calif.,(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — StemCells, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEM) today announced that Health Canada has authorized the Company to expand its Phase I/II clinical trial for chronic spinal cord injury into Canada. The Phase I/II trial, currently underway in Zurich, Switzerland, is designed to evaluate the safety and preliminary efficacy…

New Standards Proposed for Reporting Spinal Cord Injury Experiments New Rochelle, NY —The difficulty in replicating and directly comparing and confirming the scientific results reported by researchers worldwide who are studying new approaches to treating spinal cord injuries is slowing the translation of important new findings to patient care.

Robotic treatment for patients with spinal injuries newly available A “revolutionary” new robotic treatment for patients who have suffered spinal cord injuries, first developed in Japan, is now available in the U.S. It will be rolled out at Brooks Rehabilitation, a post-acute provider in Jacksonville, FL, which is partnering with Cyberdyne Inc., out of Japan. Together, they’re rolling out robotic legs called “HybridContinue reading “Robotic treatment for patients with spinal injuries newly available”

Could the paralysed walk again? <P>London Student, Davina Bristow 6/13/2006</P> <P>The paralysed may one day walk again thanks to groundbreaking research by scientists at UCL’s Spinal Repair Unit. Professor Geoffrey Raisman’s team can already cure rats with spinal cord injuries, restoring their ability to climb, and this autumn they are going to test their treatment on patients for theContinue reading “Could the paralysed walk again?”

USC study unravels key component in the process of myelination

http:// <P>Los Angeles, Nov. 2, 2006 ( ) -A breakthrough finding on the mechanism of myelin formation by Jonah Chan, assistant professor of cell and neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, could have a major impact on the treatment of diseases such as multiple sclerosis and demyelination asContinue reading “USC study unravels key component in the process of myelination”

New method devised to repair nerves <P>May 15, 2007 ( U.S. medical scientists have discovered it’s best to use similar nerves when repairing severed or damaged motor nerves with a donor graft.</P> <P>Surgeons, when repairing damaged motor nerves, have traditionally used a sensory nerve from another area of the patient’s body. However…</P>