Tag Archives: Mark Tuszynski

Paralysis: primates recover better than rodents

Monkeys and humans exhibit greater motor recovery than rats after similar spinal cord injury, according to a study conducted in Grégoire Courtine’s lab at EPFL. The identification of this primate-specific mechanism of recovery has major implications for future research. Using … Continue reading

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Neural progenitor cells overcome extrinsic inhibitors and extend axons in chronically injured spinal cord

Another interesting abstract at SfN 2014 with the media coverage from The Scientist Magazine. K. KADOYA1, K. NGUYEN1, M. TUSZYNSKI1,2; 1Neurosciences, UCSD, LA JOLLA, CA; 2VAMC, La Jolla, CA Environment of chronic stage of spinal cord injury (SCI) is more … Continue reading

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Neural Stem Cells Regenerate Axons in Severe Spinal Cord Injury

New relay circuits, formed across sites of complete spinal transaction, result in functional recovery in rats. Mark Tuszynski, MD, PhD, professor in the UC San Diego Department of Neurosciences and director of the UCSD Center for Neural Repair will be … Continue reading

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CIRM Grants for Neurological Disorders: Spinal Cord Projects in Progress

Stem cells have the potential to treat a wide range of diseases, but developing those cures is a process that has many hurdles. Dr. Hans Keirstead has a CIRM grant to develop a treatment for spinal cord injury. He is … Continue reading

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