Kennedy Krieger Institute Study Enhances Understanding of Brain Plasticity and Motor Skills, Signaling Advancements for Future Rehab Practices

http://sev.prnewswire.com/health-care-hospitals/20070807/DCTU01207082007-1.html <p>Aug. 7, 2007&nbsp;(PRNewswire-USNewswire)- In a study published in the August issue of Nature Neuroscience, researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland found that there are separate adaptable networks controlling each leg and there are also separate networks controlling leg movements, e.g., forward or backward walking. These findings are contrary to the currentlyContinue reading “Kennedy Krieger Institute Study Enhances Understanding of Brain Plasticity and Motor Skills, Signaling Advancements for Future Rehab Practices”

CYKN: FDA Requests Add Info re HDE Application for Andara(TM) OFS(TM)

http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/Stock%20News/902291/ <p>By Fain Hughes, Dec. 11, 2007 (TradingMarkets.com)- Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems, Inc. (CYKN) has received a letter from the FDA requesting additional analyses and data regarding its Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) marketing application for the Andara(TM) OFS(TM) (Oscillating Field Stimulator) System, a nerve growth stimulator designed as a treatment for acute spinal cord injuries. TheContinue reading “CYKN: FDA Requests Add Info re HDE Application for Andara(TM) OFS(TM)”

Nanotechnology may help spinal cord injury

http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Science/2008/04/07/nanotechnology_may_help_spinal_cord_injury/6964/ <p>April 7, 2008 (UPI) – U.S. researchers say they have created a nano-engineered gel that can enable severed spinal cord fibers to regenerate and grow.</p> <p>Spinal cord injuries often lead to permanent paralysis and loss of sensation because the damaged nerve fibers can’t regenerate, Northwestern University scientists said. Although nerve fibers or axons haveContinue reading “Nanotechnology may help spinal cord injury”

Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycan May Have Many Roles In Spinal Cord Injury Repair

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/118606.php <p>The proteoglycan chondroitin sulfate (CSPG) plays an important role not just in the formation of the glial scar but also in the repair of spinal cord injury, according to an article released on August 18, 2008 in the open-access journal PLoS Medicine.</p> <p>In injuries to the central nervous system such as spinal cord injury,Continue reading “Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycan May Have Many Roles In Spinal Cord Injury Repair”

Toddler helps bring about a medical miracle

http://www.khou.com/news/local/houstonmetro/stories/khou090303_mp_stem-cell-surgery-in-houston.16c3ec3d.html <p>By Michelle Ponto / KHOU.com</p> <p>HOUSTON — Elena isn&rsquo;t your average little girl. At 20 months, she&rsquo;s already battled stage III cancer, and a spinal cord injury has left her in a wheelchair.</p> <p>Elena Porras with her mom, Juliet. <br /> Now, she&rsquo;s getting ready to fight again. This time, she&rsquo;s fighting for theContinue reading “Toddler helps bring about a medical miracle”

Enzyme could help regeneration of nervous systems, study finds

http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=EN_NEWS&ACTION=D&SESSION=&RCN=31403 <p>[Date: 2009-10-26]</p> <p>&nbsp;A partly EU-funded team of UK and US researchers has identified an enzyme that plays a key role in the regeneration of nerve fibres (axons) after injury. Mammalian sterile 20-like kinase-3b (Mst3b) was shown to increase axon growth in the central nervous system (CNS) as well as the peripheral nervous system (PNS).Continue reading “Enzyme could help regeneration of nervous systems, study finds”

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Announces Expansion of NeuroRecovery Network

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/08/prweb4405014.htm <p>The Christopher &amp; Dana Reeve Foundation has named three new locations to its NeuroRecovery Network (NRN) Community Fitness and Wellness facilities, which afford people with physical disabilities the chance to improve their health through exercise. Courage Center in Minneapolis, MN, Neuroworx in South Jordan, UT, and NextSteps Chicago, in Chicago, Illinois join Frazier RehabContinue reading “Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Announces Expansion of NeuroRecovery Network”

StemCells, Inc. Completes Enrollment of First Cohort in Landmark Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Trial

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/stemcells-inc-completes-enrollment-of-first-cohort-in-landmark-chronic-spinal-cord-injury-trial-2011-12-15 NEWARK, Calif., Dec 15, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — StemCells, Inc. STEM -5.99% announced today that the first cohort of the Company’s Phase I/II clinical trial in chronic spinal cord injury have been successfully transplanted with the Company’s proprietary HuCNS-SC(R) neural stem cells. This landmark clinical trial has a unique design..

New stem cell gel can cure spinal cord injuries

http://zeenews.india.com/news/health/health-news/new-stem-cell-gel-can-cure-spinal-cord-injuries_18826.html University of California Washington: Using a new stem cell gel, researchers at the University of California, San Diego and VA San Diego Healthcare were able to regenerate “an astonishing degree” of axonal growth at the site of severe spinal cord injury in rats. Their research revealed that early stage neurons have the ability toContinue reading “New stem cell gel can cure spinal cord injuries”

U.S. team conducts study using new cell technique in monkeys

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/01/30/national/u-s-team-conducts-study-using-new-cell-technique-in-monkeys/ A research team at Harvard University has conducted a preliminary study on monkeys paralyzed by spinal cord injuries using a newly found technique for turning specialized cells into multipurpose ones that behave like embryonic stem cells, one of the team members said Thursday…

Stem Cell Treatment Speeds Up Recovery after Spinal Cord Injury in Monkeys

http://www.pharmiweb.com/pressreleases/pressrel.asp?ROW_ID=115926#.VWZKMcp0yUk Previous research conducted by various groups had indicated stem cell treatments helped rats with SCI. “But because there are distinct differences in the nervous system and immunological responses between rodents and primates it is critical to determine how effective and safe the injections might be in a non-human primate SCI model as part ofContinue reading “Stem Cell Treatment Speeds Up Recovery after Spinal Cord Injury in Monkeys”

Patients with Complete Paralysis Show Additional Recovery of Arm, Hand and Finger Function at 9-months After Treatment with Asterias’ AST-OPC1

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/patients-with-complete-paralysis-show-additional-recovery-of-arm-hand-and-finger-function-at-9-months-after-treatment-with-asterias-ast-opc1-300472759.html FREMONT, Calif., June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AST), a biotechnology company pioneering the field of regenerative medicine, today announced that new 9-month follow-up data from the AIS-A 10 million cell cohort in the company’s ongoing SCiStar Phase 1/2a clinical trial shows three of six (50%) patients..

Injectable Peptide Might Help Spinal Cord Injury Patients Walk Again

https://www.biospace.com/article/injectable-peptide-might-help-spinal-cord-injury-patients-walk-again/ A systemically injectable peptide, which may make it possible to restore lost functions in spinal cord injury patients, is moving toward clinical trials in early 2020.The treatment, which was developed by Jerry Silver, a professor of neurosciences at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine and advisor for NervGen Pharma, is the culmination ofContinue reading “Injectable Peptide Might Help Spinal Cord Injury Patients Walk Again”