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Case Western Reserve Researchers Restore Breathing and Partial Forelimb Function in Rats with Chronic Spinal Cord Injuries

Promising results provide hope for humans suffering from chronic paralysis “Millions of people worldwide are living with chronic spinal cord injuries, with 250,000 to 500,000 new cases each year—most from vehicle crashes or falls. The most severe spinal cord injuries … Continue reading

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Intravenous multipotent adult progenitor cell treatment decreases inflammation leading to functional recovery following spinal cord injury

Following spinal cord injury (SCI), immune-mediated secondary injury exacerbates the extent of permanent neurological deficits. We investigated the capacity of adult bone marrow-derived stem cells, which exhibit immunomodulatory properties, to alter inflammatory processes and promote recovery following SCI. In vitro, … Continue reading

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ON THE FAST TRACK: Speeding Science to Patients

Thanks to simple shots of a novel peptide, paralyzed rats regained the ability to walk, and also recovered their lost bladder function. But can a Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase-Sigma (PTP-Sigma) blocking peptide—whose stunning potential to reverse spinal cord injury’s destruction was … Continue reading

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CWRU Dialogue on Discovery: Jerry Silver, PhD

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is translating research from discoveries to cures. Non-invasive systemic modulation of the CSPG receptor PTPσ promotes locomotor and urinary recovery following severe contusive spinal cord injury Authors: *B. T. LANG1, J. M. … Continue reading

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Inhibitors of Axonal Growth – Neural Prosthesis Seminar at Case Western Reserve University

Speaker: Roman Giger, Phd University of Michigan Date: October 4, 2012

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