Category Archives: Regenerative Medicine

Effect of PTEN antagonist peptide on the functional motor recovery in rat

Authors: *S. LV1, W. WU2; 1 Guangdong-hongkong-Macau Inst. of CNS Regeneration, Guangzhou, China; 2 The Univ.Of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong Lab Abstract: Ventral root injury results in great loss of motor functions because of the inefficient axon … Continue reading

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Moving beyond the glial scar for spinal cord repair

Authors: Elizabeth J. Bradbury and Emily R. Burnside Abstract: Traumatic spinal cord injury results in severe and irreversible loss of function. The injury triggers a complex cascade of inflammatory and pathological processes, culminating in formation of a scar. While traditionally … 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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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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Strategies for Regeneration | Arthur Brown |

Dr. Brown will guide a discussion of how the brain is naturally able to recover from damage through the process of neuroplasticity – the ability to rewire circuits, so as to compensate for lost function. Further delving in to his … Continue reading

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NervGen looking to use their technology to revolutionize nerve damage treatment

NervGen Pharma (CVE:NGEN) President and CEO Ernest Wong sat down with Steve Darling from Proactive Investors Vancouver to talk about the pharma company that has technology that hopes to regenerate nerve damage, that damage can be spinal cord or peripheral. … Continue reading

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Enhancement of plasticity for functional recovery after spinal cord injury

Authors: S. F. IRVINE, S. GIGOUT, P. M. WARREN, J. C. F. KWOK Lab Abstract: To promote recovery after spinal cord injury (SCI), treatments aim to enhance regeneration of severed axons and the plasticity of surviving circuitry. Enzymatic removal of … Continue reading

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Mechanisms of noradrenergic modulation of synaptic transmission and neuronal excitability in ventral horn neurons of the rat spinal cord

Authors: H. SHOJI, M. OHASHI, T. HIRANO, K. WATANABE, N. ENDO, T. KOHNO Lab Abstract: “Noradrenaline (NA) modulates the spinal motor networks for locomotion and facilitates neuroplasticity, both of which are important for neural recovery in the subacute and chronic … Continue reading

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Marquette receives $500,000 for research from the Bryon Riesch Foundation

The Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation pledged Feb. 15 to donate $500,000 to Marquette’s College of Health Sciences to fund research, particularly that of Murray Blackmore, an associate professor of biomedical sciences. Blackmore’s lab studies spinal cord injuries, but more specifically studies gene … Continue reading

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