Category Archives: Spinal Research

Neuroplasticity after Spinal Cord Injury

Dr. Francisco Benavides from Miami Project explains the neuroplasticity experiments taking place at Miami Project.

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SCI Research and Rehabilitation: Mayo Clinic Radio

Dr. Kendall Lee, neurosurgeon and director of Mayo Clinic’s Neural Engineering Laboratories, covers two topics – deep brain stimulation surgery and the latest update on spinal cord injury research (at 10:00 min) from the neurosurgeon’s perspective. Rehabilitation for spinal cord … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Stimulation for Restoration of Function After Spinal Cord Injury

“This review summarizes different approaches to electrical stimulation of the spinal cord designed to restore motor function, with a brief discussion of their origins and the current understanding of their mechanisms of action.” Therapeutic Stimulation for Restoration of Function After … Continue reading

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Louis and Harold Price Foundation boosts SCI work at the Dr. Daniel Lu Laboratory with $3M gift

From the UCLA Newsroom “The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has received a $3 million gift from The Louis and Harold Price Foundation to support the spinal cord work of Dr. Daniel Lu, associate professor of neurosurgery and … Continue reading

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BioAxone receives fast track grant for Rho Kinase 2 inhibitor to improve outcomes in chronic SCI

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BioAxone BioSciences, Inc. announced today the receipt of a Fast-Track grant (R44 NS110290-01) from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health, as part of the agency’s Small Business Innovation … Continue reading

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SCI Trial Report Standing and Walking with Electrical Stimulation at Mayo

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Spinal cord stimulation and physical therapy have helped a man paralyzed since 2013 regain his ability to stand and walk with assistance. The results, achieved in a research collaboration between Mayo Clinic and UCLA, are reported in Nature … Continue reading

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Recovery of overground walking after chronic motor complete with Epi Stim

Here is today’s latest information in a brief article and video on the spinal cord injury trial testing Epi Stim Standing and Stepping in the ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT02339233. Recovery of Over-Ground Walking after Chronic Motor Complete Spinal Cord Injury at the … Continue reading

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Three prong approach bridges complete SCI in rodents

EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) in Switzerland and UCLA (University of California in Los Angeles, California) have collaborated in making severed nerve fibers  regenerate across a complete SCI to form a bridge in rodents.  Their three part recipe for … Continue reading

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Work towards finding the right stem cell for SCI therapy

I recently read a wonderful paper published in Nature addressing a stem cell experiment  for spinal cord injury.  This paper is very scientifically detailed, but they show the need for having the right age and origin of stem cell to … Continue reading

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More good news out of UCLA lab on restoring bladder function non-invasive after SCI

A non-invasive method to restore bladder function after a spinal cord injury continues to show progress in the Dr. Daniel Lu laboratory at UCLA.  This experiment showed positive results in 5 people eliminating the need for catheters for up to … Continue reading

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