Researchers demonstrate the regenerative dynamics of CCL2.
Epothilone, a cancer drug, appears to be effective in reducing scar tissue formation in spinal cord injuries and stimulating neuroregeneration, a new study reports.
Researchers reprogram astrocytes to become functional neurons in living mammals.
Researchers have successfully rejuvenated stem cells in the brains of aging mice. The study reports the rejuvenated stem cells help improve regeneration of injured or diseased brain areas.
A new study reveals how Schwann cells in the PNS degrade myelin following nerve injury.
Researchers mobilize the brain's native stem cells to replenish medium spiny neurons which are lost in Huntington's disease.
Scientists have identified several genes linked to human neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injury, in the sea lamprey. The lamprey has large, identified neurons in its brain and spinal cord, making it an excellent model to study regeneration at the single cell-level.
Researchers have identified a chain reaction which triggers the regrowth of some damaged nerve cell branches. The finding could someday help improve treatments for nerve injuries which can cause loss of sensation or paralysis.
LIN28, a molecule that regulates cell growth could help in the treatment of spinal cord injury and optic nerve damage. When expressed above normal levels, the molecule fuels axon growth in mice with injury, enabling the body to repair damaged nerves.
The researchers claim Taxol was effective in promoting regeneration of injured spinal cord nerve cells in rats following spinal cord lesions. Only a few weeks following the spinal cord lesions and Taxol application, rats showed significant improvement in movements.
Known for successfully transplanting a bioengineered stem cell-based trachea, surgeon Paolo Macchiarini plans to use his technique to recreate more complex tissue. He has recently made attempts to regenerate brain tissue in rats and mice.