Tag Archives: spinal cord injury

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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Changing a Reflex to Improve Locomotion For Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

With recent advances in acute care after spinal cord injury (SCI), which has resulted in more cases of incomplete SCI, and development of regeneration therapies, rehabilitation for functional recovery is becoming increasingly important for re-establishing an active, productive, fulfilling life … Continue reading

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Congress Of Neurological Surgeons Recommends Against Use Of Steroids In Acute Spinal Cord Injury

For the first time, the Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons issued a recommendation against the use of steroids in acute spinal … Continue reading

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Dr. V. Reggie Edgerton – Strategies for recovery of neuromotor function

V. Reggie Edgerton, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Distinguished Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles. Strategies for capitalizing on a new window of opportunity for recovery of neuromotor function. Published on Nov 26, … Continue reading

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Time for Some Bold Steps: Why We Need a National Strategy and Initiative in Regenerative Medicine and What It Could Include

Dr. Gil Van Bokkelen Chairman, Alliance for Regenerative Medicine There is intense public interest in the medical potential of regenerative medicine, and in my opinion for very good reason. Those of us that are actively engaged in and/or closely follow … Continue reading

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Working 2 Walk 2012

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7th Annual Working 2 Walk Science & Advocacy Symposium, November 1-3, 2012, Irvine, California Registration for the Working 2 Walk 2012 Science and Advocacy Symposium is open now. For those wishing to make hotel reservations and see the early confirmed … Continue reading

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StemCells Inc. report from ISCoS annual meeting in London

The information was presented at the International Spinal Cord Society’s (ISCoS) annual meeting in London on Sept. 3. Paralyzed Patients Regain Some Sensory Function After Neural Stem Cell Treatment (CBS News) For most people who are paralyzed, there is no … Continue reading

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