Category Archives: Stem Cell Research

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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CITC LTD and partners on personalized stem cell therapies for injury and diseases of the CNS

CITC Ltd has recently concluded a non-esclusive license agreement with Provendis GmbH, a technology transfer agency of 27 universities of North Rhine-Westphalia, including the University of Bonn, for a manufacturing technology of autologous induced neural stem cells (iNSC) from adult … Continue reading

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Nerve growth At The Extremeties

Researchers have found a genetic signature located exclusively in the nerve cells that supply, or innervate, the muscles of an organism’s outermost extremities: the hands and feet. This signature, observed in both mice and chicks, involves the coordinated activity of … Continue reading

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Paul Knoepfler Stem Blog “The Niche” providing weekly Q & A.

The Niche LINK: Segment 1. Where is the stem cell field now and where the heck is it heading? There are hundreds of questions. Readers often email me questions or leave them as comments. It’s not unusual to get questions … Continue reading

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Assessment of the combined effects of chondroitinase and autologous Schwann cells on hand function after cervical SCI in primates

Abstract Introduction: Chondroitinase ABC and Schwann cells have been shown independently to promote functional recovery in rodents after contusive injury. Autologous human Schwann cells ahSC are being tested in Phase 1 clinical trials for sub-acute and chronic SCI. Recognizing the … Continue reading

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Short and long term effects of neural progenitor transplantation following cervical spinal cord contusion injury

Video and Abstract: Impaired breathing is a devastating consequence of cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) that increases morbidity and the risk of mortality. Injuries at high-to-mid cervical levels (C1-4) result in the most severe deficits as the phrenic motor circuitry … Continue reading

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Working 2 Walk 2016 Panel Discussion with Dr. Ann Parr and Dr. Alex Aimetti

The audience at the Working 2 Walk Symposium asks questions about the presentations of Dr. Parr and Dr. Aimetti. Alex Aimetti, PhD, is Senior Director, Medical Education and Scientific Support at InVivo Therapeutics. InVivo is a research and clinical-stage biomaterials … Continue reading

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Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells and Scar Ablation for Chronic SCI – Dr. Ann Parr

In this Working 2 Walk 2016 presentation, Dr. Parr details the work in her lab on two projects: Development of autologous OPC’s, and use of rose bengal for removing the glial scar. Ann M. Parr, MD, PhD, is a Board … Continue reading

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Spinal Cord Injury and Neural Stem Cells by Mark H. Tuszynski

Presentation Video: Spinal Cord Injury and Neural Stem Cells by Mark H. Tuszynski, MD, PhD at the 5th Annual Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation UC San Diego School of Medicine Link:

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IPS cell therapy and Cyberdyne robotic suit will be teaming up in SCI rehabilitation

Nikkei Asian Review – Keio University is joining hands with Cyberdyne to develop treatments for spinal cord injuries that combine induced pluripotent stem cell therapy with the startup’s wearable cybersuit. The project will proceed in two stages starting this year, … Continue reading

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