Category Archives: Biomaterials

Rice scientists develop Texas-PEG to help knit severed, damaged spinal cords

The combination of graphene nanoribbons made with a process developed at Rice University and a common polymer could someday be of critical importance to healing damaged spinal cords in people, according to Rice chemist James Tour. The Tour lab has … Continue reading

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Engineering a spinal cord repair kit at MIT – Science Nation

Miles O’Brien, Science Nation Correspondent & Ann Kellan, Science Nation Producer “Polina Anikeeva hopes to one day be able to regenerate the spinal cord to restore movement for paralyzed people or possibly bypass the spinal cord altogether with a device … Continue reading

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‘Bionic spine’ could enable paralysed patients to walk using subconscious thought

Australian scientists hope that a tiny device just 3cm long and a few millimeters wide will enable paralyzed patients to walk again by allowing them to control exoskeletons or bionic limbs with the power of subconscious thought. The new device, … Continue reading

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Robert Langer explains polymer scaffold/neural stem cell combo for SCI at NAE

Robert S. Langer David H. Kock Institute Professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology NAE Annual Meeting 2015, plenary speaker The Langer Lab LINK National Academy of Engineering

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WSCS: Spinal Cord Injury – Clinical Pathways and The Challenge of SCI to the Stem Cell Field

Evan Snyder, Ph.D. UCSD Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute We believe the study of stem cell biology will provide insights into many areas: developmental biology, homeostasis in the normal adult, and recovery from injury. Indeed, past and current research … Continue reading

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Innovation Corner Startup Pitch: Vincent Delattre of G-Therapeutics

Vincent Delattre, Co-Founder, G-Therapeutics, Switzerland G-Therapeutics is developing an implantable stimulation system and a robot-assisted training program to rehabilitate individuals with spinal cord injury. By enabling nervous system rewiring, the therapy is expected to help paralysed people walk again. The … Continue reading

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InVivo Therapeutics update on preclinical Bioengineered Neural Trails™ for chronic SCI

This short video explains the “preclinical” stage work at InVivo for chronic SCI. Read about the newly announced patents HERE InVivo Pipeline Information LINK We are devoting significant resources to advancing our Bioengineered Neural Trails program for the 276,000 patients … Continue reading

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Neural Prosthesis Seminar: Lena Ting, PhD

Neural Prosthesis Seminar: Lena Ting, PhD at the Cleveland FES Center. Neuromechanics is the study of the interactions between the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system that lead to coordinated movements. We study neuromechanical influences on muscle coordination during balance … Continue reading

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Brain Control of Prosthetic Devices: The Road Ahead

Dr. Jose Carmena & Dr. Michel Maharbiz Brain Control of Prosthetic Devices: The Road Ahead Towards a New Strategy for Human Evolution See additional post on Dr. Jose Carmena

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InVivo announces treatment patents for chronic SCI on Bioengineered Neural Trails™

InVivo Therapeutics Announces Bioengineered Neural Trails™ Program for Chronic Spinal Cord Injury New Intellectual Property to Support Minimally Invasive Transplantation of Trails of Neural Stem Cells – Executed Agreements with University of California, San Diego and Dr. James Guest – … Continue reading

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