Category Archives: Regenerative Medicine

Patients with Complete Paralysis Show Additional Recovery of Arm, Hand and Finger Function at 9-months After Treatment with Asterias’ AST-OPC1

Third patient recovers two motor levels; three of six (50%) patients in AIS-A 10 million cell cohort have now recovered two motor levels on at least one side FREMONT, Calif., June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ –Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AST), … Continue reading

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Induction of immune tolerance by short-course immunosuppresion after spinal grafting of allogeneic neural precursors in pigs with previous chronic spinal cord traumatic injury.

Current clinical protocols use transient or continuous immunosuppression in patients receiving allogeneic neural precursor grafts for treatment of a variety of neurological diseases, including spinal trauma, stroke or ALS. At present there is no solid evidence, however, that would confirm … Continue reading

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Growth Hormone Improves Sensory Function in Complete Spinal Injury

Deficiency Growth Hormone and Spinal Cord Injury: In March 2013, the Spanish Medicines Agency approved a pilot clinical trial to investigate the efficacy of growth hormone (GH) as an adjunct to intensive rehabilitation in patients with spinal cord injury and … Continue reading

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Promoting targeted reinnervation of phrenic motor neurons and restoration of respiratory function using BDNF after SCI

We are working a novel approach to promote regrowth of damaged descending bulbospinal respiratory axons and reinnervation of their correct phrenic motor neuron (PhMN) targets after cervical spinal cord injury (SCI). Cervical SCI, which occurs in more than half of all … Continue reading

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The Impact of combination biologics on treadmill quadrupedal locomotion after spinal cord hemi-contusion in non-human primates

Introduction. Non-human primates can be trained to ambulate on a treadmill. Cervical contusions lead to both upper and lower extremity functional deficits. These can be analyzed in a coupled manner using kinematic tracking of forelimb and hindlimb joint cycles. We … Continue reading

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Breakthrough Regenerative Therapeutics Company Establishes Scientific Advisory Board

Montreal, Canada, May 4, 2017 (Newswire.com) – Fortuna Fix Inc. (“Fortuna”), a private, clinical-stage biotech company, is aiming to be the first to eliminate the need for embryonic and fetal stem cells by using direct reprogramming of autologous cells to treat … Continue reading

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Oxygen improves blood flow, restores more function in spinal cord injuries

A new discovery at the University of Alberta will fundamentally alter how we view spinal cord function and rehabilitation after spinal cord injuries. Neuroscientists found that spinal blood flow in rats was unexpectedly compromised long after a spinal cord injury … Continue reading

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Discovery Offers New Hope to Repair Spinal Cord Injuries

By Dana G. Smith, PhD / Gladstone News / April 24, 2017 Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes created a special type of neuron from human stem cells that could potentially repair spinal cord injuries. These cells, called V2a interneurons, transmit … Continue reading

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Stretching the boundaries of neural implants

Rubbery, multifunctional fibers could be used to study spinal cord neurons and potentially restore function. David L. Chandler | MIT News Office Implantable fibers have been an enormous boon to brain research, allowing scientists to stimulate specific targets in the … Continue reading

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What Budget Cuts Might Mean for US Science

A look at the historical effects of downsized research funding suggests that the Trump administration’s proposed budget could hit early-career scientists the hardest. By Diana Kwon | March 21, 2017 The Trump administration’s proposed federal budget has already evoked significant … Continue reading

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