Category Archives: Regenerative Medicine

New strategy with small molecules found for potential complimentary therapy to treat SCI

Read this Full Story at Science Digest HERE Most people with spinal cord injury are paralyzed from the injury site down, even when the cord isn’t completely severed. Why don’t the spared portions of the spinal cord keep working? Researchers … Continue reading

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Worldwide licensing agreement made on peptide developed in Silver laboratory at Case Western Reserve University

Read the Full Article at Globe Newswire.   VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NervGen Pharma Corp. (“NervGen”), in Vancouver, and Case Western Reserve University (“Case Western Reserve”) in Cleveland have entered into an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement to research, develop and … Continue reading

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In a Break with Dogma, Myelin Boosts Neuron Growth in Spinal Cord Injuries

The molecule inhibits adult axon regeneration, but appears to stimulate young neurons by Scott LaFee Recovery after severe spinal cord injury is notoriously fraught, with permanent paralysis often the result. In recent years, researchers have increasingly turned to stem cell-based … Continue reading

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A new microtubule-based approach for augmenting nerve regeneration

Most studies on microtubules in the nervous system have focused on the dynamic properties of the microtubules, with stabilization by taxol and related drugs being proposed as a therapeutic for nerve injury. However, while initial indications were hopeful, more recent … Continue reading

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Gene therapy reverses rat’s paralysis at King’s College London

Researchers at King’s have shown that rats with spinal cord injuries can re-learn skilled hand movements after being treated with a gene therapy that could be switched on and off using a common antibiotic. Researchers at King’s College London and … Continue reading

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Jan-Eric Ahlfors CEO and CSO of Fortuna Fix Presented at Unite to Cure

Jan-Eric Ahlfors, CEO and CSO of Fortuna, presented at the Fourth International Vatican Conference “Unite to Cure”. Fortuna’s directly reprogrammed cell technology platform was in a session entitled “The Pharmacy of the Future – Stem Cells and Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and … Continue reading

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Marquette professor awarded $1.6 million NIH grant for spinal cord injury research

Marquette University professor Murray Blackmore was awarded a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue his research of spinal cord injury and paralysis. Dr. Murray Blackmore, associate professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Health … Continue reading

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Modulation of Receptor Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase Sigma Increases Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycan Degradation through Cathepsin B Secretion to Enhance Axon Outgrowth

Authors: Amanda Phuong Tran, Sapna Sundar, Meigen Yu, Bradley T. Lang and Jerry Silver Abstract: Severed axon tips reform growth cones following spinal cord injury that fail to regenerate, in part, because they become embedded within an inhibitory extracellular matrix. … Continue reading

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Neurons Survive Long-Term in Pigs with Spinal Cord Injuries

A major hurdle to using neural stem cells derived from genetically different donors to replace damaged or destroyed tissues, such as in a spinal cord injury, has been the persistent rejection of the introduced material (cells), necessitating the use of … Continue reading

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Synaptic connectivity between host and neural progenitor cell-derived neurons after spinal cord injury

Neural stem cells (NSCs) grafted into sites of spinal cord injury (SCI) may act as new electrophysiological relays between host neurons above and below the lesion. Host axons regenerate robustly into NSC grafts and form synapses; in turn, graft axons … Continue reading

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