First clinical trial involving human embryonic stem cells gets underway in Chicago

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/sep/22/news/la-heb-stem-cell-clinical-trial-20100922 <p>September 22, 2010</p> <p>Enrollment has begun for the first clinical trial to test a therapy developed from human embryonic stem cells.</p> <p>The trial&rsquo;s primary aim is to assess the safety of Geron Corp.&rsquo;s experimental oligodendrocyte progenitor cells, which have been in development for about a decade. They were derived from some of the earliestContinue reading “First clinical trial involving human embryonic stem cells gets underway in Chicago”

Stemedica Neural Stem Cells Successful in Preclinical Study of Spinal Cord Injury

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/11/14/prweb8960459.DTL Transplanted neural stem cells (NSCs) developed by Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc., a leader in adult allogeneic stem cell manufacturing, research and development were successful in treating rats with spinal cord injury (SCI). The research conducted by Ivan Cheng, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, was presentedContinue reading “Stemedica Neural Stem Cells Successful in Preclinical Study of Spinal Cord Injury”

The Emerging Multibillion Dollar Cybernetic Brain Revolution

http://www.pddnet.com/news/2015/01/emerging-multibillion-dollar-cybernetic-brain-revolution Where does the human end and the machine begin? In the era of neuroprosthetics, tiny electronic devices embedded in the body that stimulate the brain and other parts of the nervous system to improve their function, this question may soon get harder to answer. Last week, for example, researchers at the Federal Institute ofContinue reading “The Emerging Multibillion Dollar Cybernetic Brain Revolution”

Created Line of Spinal Cord Neural Stem Cells Shows Diverse Promise

https://health.ucsd.edu/news/releases/Pages/2018-08-06-created-line-of-spinal-cord-neural-stem-cells-shows-diverse-promise.aspx Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that they have successfully created spinal cord neural stem cells (NSCs) from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) that differentiate into a diverse population of cells capable of dispersing throughout the spinal cord and can be maintained for long periods of time…

USC seeks volunteers for spinal cord injury rehabilitation study

http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=5079631 <P>WIStv 6/26/2006</P> <P>The University of South Carolinas Arnold School of Public Health is seeking volunteers for a study examining the effects of a two-week intensive treatment program on walking, balance, and mobility for individuals with spinal cord injury.</P> <P>A news release says the study combines two rehabilitation techniques to form a new therapy, knownContinue reading “USC seeks volunteers for spinal cord injury rehabilitation study”

Bionic ear creator seeks funding for new spinal cord project

http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2007/s1837577.htm <P>January 31, 2007 (ABC)- LISA MILLAR: Since its creation in 1978, the cochlear implant has brought hearing to tens of thousands of people around the world. Now its creator is offering new hope to paraplegics.</P> <P>Professor Graeme Clark says another implant to repair spinal damage could be available within five years.</P> <P>He’s reluctant toContinue reading “Bionic ear creator seeks funding for new spinal cord project”

Doctor says ‘golden age’ of spinal cord injury treatments a decade away

http://bodyandhealth.canada.com/channel_health_news_details.asp?news_id=12518&news_channel_id=145&channel_id=145&rot=11 By Steve Rennie, June 5, 2007 (Canadian Press)- rms trembling, Nicholas Schoenhoff pushed himself up from his wheelchair, grabbed a pair of silver canes and took a few wobbly steps – something the 15-year-old high school student never thought he’d manage after shattering his neck in a snowboarding accident two years ago…

Immune System Research Hold Promise For Alzheimer’s, Stroke, And Mental Disorders

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/11/071106124045.htm <p>Nov. 7, 2007 (ScienceDaily)- Recent discoveries in the field of neuroimmunology, which studies the interaction between the immune and nervous systems, are offering promising new leads for the treatment of many devastating neurological disorders, from Alzheimer’s disease to stroke.</p> <p>New research suggests that reducing the expression of an immune system protein in the brainContinue reading “Immune System Research Hold Promise For Alzheimer’s, Stroke, And Mental Disorders”

Scientists shed light on long-distance signaling in developing neurons

http://www.physorg.com/news122645724.html <p>Feb. 19, 2008 (PhysOrg.com)- A longstanding puzzle in neurodevelopment may have yielded up a key secret. A team led by scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College says they have determined how events at the very tips of the developing neuron’s long, skinny axon affect gene transcription back in the cell’s distant nucleus.</p> <p>The studyContinue reading “Scientists shed light on long-distance signaling in developing neurons”

First stem cell trials might start in O.C.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/stem-cell-cells-2077118-company-disease <p>A tiny start-up company in Irvine has a shot at becoming the first to gain federal approval to test an embryonic stem cell treatment in humans. Two degenerative nerve diseases are the first targets for California Stem Cell Inc.’s therapies. They are ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, which kills adults, and…</p>

Key Mechanism That Regulates Development Of Stem Cells Into Neurons Identified

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/11/081110153621.htm <p>Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have identified a novel mechanism in the regulation and differentiation of neural stem cells.</p> <p>Researchers found that the protein receptor Ryk has a key role in the differentiation of neural stem cells, and demonstrated a signaling mechanism that regulates neuronal differentiation as stem cells …</p>

Final rules out for government stem cell research

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hrAL-sM2yHMyelQ3ZOhCiuZYjYvgD9996FEO2 <p>By LAURAN NEERGAARD</p> <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; The government issued final rules Monday expanding taxpayer-funded research using embryonic stem cells, easing scientists’ fears that some of the oldest batches might not qualify and promising a master list of all that do.</p> <p>President Barack Obama lifted previous restrictions on the field in March, but left itContinue reading “Final rules out for government stem cell research”

Therapy offers hope in brain, spinal injuries

http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/2010/06/23/14491136.html <p>The U.S. military has invested $1 million in local research to develop an antibody that can block damaging inflammation after a spinal cord or brain injury,</p> <p><br /> Tested on mice by scientists at the Robarts Research Institute, the therapy aims to limit damage caused by the inflammation that occurs after the initial injury…</p>

Geron: Investing in the Promise of Stem Cell Technology

http://seekingalpha.com/article/271290-geron-investing-in-the-promise-of-stem-cell-technology <p>When it comes to investing in new medical technologies, some of the most exciting and dynamic equities are companies that are involved in stem cell technology. There are several companies and firms that are working in the field of stem cells. Currently that number is roughly 300 entities engaged in the effort. Of thoseContinue reading “Geron: Investing in the Promise of Stem Cell Technology”