Tag Archives: Dr. Naveen Jayaprakash

Combined expression of pro-regenerative transcription factors and transplanted stem cells to promote corticospinal tract regeneration.

The failure of axon regeneration in the injured spinal cord results in partial or complete loss of function distal to the injury. To restore the function, severed axons must regrow and functionally reconnect to appropriate targets below the injury site. … Continue reading

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OPTOGENETIC EVALUATION OF FUNCTIONAL SYNAPTIC RECONNECTION BY CORTICOSPINAL TRACT AXONS IN THE INJURED SPINAL CORD

OPTOGENETIC EVALUATION OF FUNCTIONAL SYNAPTIC RECONNECTION BY CORTICOSPINAL TRACT AXONS IN THE INJURED SPINAL CORD Spinal cord injury results in partial or complete loss of neural communication across the site of injury. To restore function, axons must extend into denervated … Continue reading

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The SmartBox and Optogenetics work at the Blackmore Lab for SCI

Drs. Murray Blackmore and Naveen Jayaprakash tell us about their experiences with the SmartBox. In their efforts to find a cure for spinal cord injury, the Blackmore Lab utilizes an optogenetic approach to study axonal growth in the spinal cords … Continue reading

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