Author Archives: christalpowell

The potential of electric field for promoting neurite guidance in spinal cord injury regeneration strategies

Authors*A. VARONE, Z. N. MUHAMAT, A. M. RAJNICEK, W. HUANG; Lab Abstract: Introduction Spinal cord injury, for which there is no cure, can lead to permanent loss of neurological function. Reasons for failed axon regrowth include poor intrinsic growth capacity … Continue reading

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Extraction and selective activation of muscle synergies through spinal stimulation for SCI

Authors: *R. CHENG, J. W. BURDICK; Lab Abstract: Epidural spinal stimulation (ESS) has been shown to enable recovery of motor control in patients with clinically complete spinal cord injury (SCI). It is hypothesized that this results from activation of postural … Continue reading

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Early limb unloading elicits long-term motor deficits involving motorneuron hyperexcitability associated with persistent alterations in glutamatergic synaptic plasticity in spinal cord injury

Authors: *K. MORIOKA1,2, T. TAZOE3,2, J. HUIE1,4, J. HAEFELI1, C. A. ALMEIDA1, J. A. SACRAMENTO1, J. C. BRESNAHAN1, M. S. BEATTIE1, S. TANAKA5, T. OGATA2, A. R. FERGUSON1,4; Lab Abstract: Abnormal sensory afferent feedback from the lower extremities after spinal … Continue reading

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The effects of a pro-angiogenic, RGD-functionalized, nanofiber composite biomaterial on mesenchymal stem cell-mediated repair of the injured spinal cord

Abstract: Spinal cord injury (SCI) results in nervous tissue loss and so far untreatable functional impairments. Preclinical studies have demonstrated that a transplant of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) elicits paracrine effects resulting in anatomical repair and partial functional … Continue reading

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From wheelchair to walking after spinal cord injury

Several paraplegics can now walk again – thanks to precise electrical stimulation of their spinal cords via a wireless implant and intensive neurorehabilitation. Speaking at Science Unlimited 2019, Grégoire Courtine illustrated this incredible spinal implant technology, as well as the … Continue reading

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ReNetX Bio, Inc. Announces U.S. FDA Authorization to Proceed for IND Application to Treat Patients with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury

NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — ReNetX Bio, Inc., a leading biotechnology company committed to reversing disease and damage for patients suffering from central nervous system disorders, has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed the … Continue reading

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Regeneration of Spinal Cord Connectivity Through Stem Cell Transplantation and Biomaterial Scaffolds

Authors: Hiroyuki Katoh, Kazuya Yokota and Michael Fehlings “In this review, we outline the pathophysiology of SCI that makes the spinal cord refractory to regeneration and discuss the research that has been done with cell replacement and biomaterial implantation strategies, … Continue reading

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Survey responses needed to help with SCI priorities … Please take a moment

We have questions!! Included here is a survey link (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MCPT5GM) asking you to rank areas of SCI related research – this will hopefully help us begin the brainstorming process to identify your interests or needs in terms of research and our abilities and resources to begin … Continue reading

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Putting 3D Printing to Work to Heal Spinal Cord Injury

“For people whose spinal cords are injured in traffic accidents, sports mishaps, or other traumatic events, cell-based treatments have emerged as a potential avenue for encouraging healing. Now, taking advantage of advances in 3D printing technology, researchers have created customized … Continue reading

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Interfering with Semaphorin3A in perineuronal nets to enhance plasticity

Authors: D. CARULLI, R. BROERSEN, F. DE WINTER, H.-J. BOELE, B. HOBO, C. CANTO, E. M. MUIR, C. I. DE ZEEUW, J. VERHAAGEN Lab Abstract: Neuronal plasticity is crucial for our brain to learn, adapt to the environment and recover … Continue reading

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