Tag Archives: spinal cord injury research

The Changing Role of Non-profits: – Dr. Mark Bacon Spinal Research U.K.

As Director of Research for ISRT, Dr. Bacon examines the role of nonprofits in advancing medical research. Gene therapy breakthrough Chondroitinase has great promise for spinal cord repair because of the way it digests scar proteins that prevent damaged spinal … Continue reading

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The Road to Success

Recently posted is a new article with Mark Bacon (Spinal Research Director) in the UK explaining the current efforts in bringing a Chondroitinase human clinical trial forward. The full article can be found HERE. Key points in the article: 1. … Continue reading

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Spinal Research’s Key Objectives for ‘first in man’ studies with Chondroitinase

One of Spinal Research’s key objectives is to identify the quickest and most efficient route to clinical trials. A crucial step in this process has been the approval of a very exciting programme of work to develop the enzyme chondroitinase … Continue reading

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Medicine Lecture: Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves Documentary

The Great Courses | Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology The spinal cord is a long, thin, tubular bundle of nervous tissue and support cells that extends from the brain (the medulla oblongata specifically). The brain … Continue reading

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CNS Panel Discussion, StemCells Inc. and Asterias Biotherapeutics at Alliance for Regenerative Medicine Investor Day

The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) is a Washington, DC-based multi-stakeholder advocacy organization that promotes legislative, regulatory and reimbursement initiatives necessary to facilitate access to life-giving advances in regenerative medicine. ARM also works to increase public understanding of the field … Continue reading

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Rewiring a Damaged Spinal Cord

New treatments leverage “neuroplasticity,” the nervous system’s innate ability to repair itself Researchers are combining what they know about the central nervous system’s ability to rewire and regrow with a new understanding of the hidden smarts of the spinal cord … Continue reading

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Clinical trials on the horizon – Spinal Research invests in potential treatment for spinal cord injury

Spinal Research has committed £150,000 to develop a potential treatment for spinal cord injury in order to take it to clinical trials with paralysed volunteers. Chondroitinase is a bacterial enzyme that is able to break down the scar tissue that … Continue reading

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Meet the Scientists 2013 at RIRC

This years Meet the Scientists saw a great turnout of dedicated paralysis cure supporters. This forum was an open question and answer session that allowed the community to ask the researchers directly the burning questions. The exciting presentations wrapped with … Continue reading

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Getting a grip on hand function at Dalhousie University

Professor and neurosurgeon Dr. Rob Brownstone and postdoctoral fellow Dr. Tuan Bui have identified the spinal cord circuit that controls the hands’ ability to grasp. The world’s leading neuroscience journal, Neuron, published the breakthrough finding in its latest issue. The … Continue reading

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Case Western Reserve University shows off research in ‘science fair on steroids’

Case held a special viewing for local economic development companies such as Jumpstart, BioEnterprise and NorTech on Thursday night.  One project the scouts expressed interest in was by Bradley Lang, a graduate student in neuroscience at Case. Lang is part of … Continue reading

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