Researchers have developed a novel 3D printed scaffolding that mimics natural anatomy and boost stem cell treatment for spinal cord repair. While the initial scaffolds have been designed for rat models of SCI, researchers report the approach is scalable to humans.
Researchers have created a new blueprint that outlines how embryonic stem cells from mice become sensory interneurons and identified a method for producing sensory interneurons in a lab setting. If the results can be replicated in human stem cells, researchers say the findings could contribute to the development of therapies to restore sensation to those suffering nerve damage and spinal cord injury.
Researchers reveal a neuroendocrine system reflex may trigger an increased susceptibility to contracting bacterial infections following injuries to the brain or spinal cord.
Researchers restore significant bladder function, through nerve regeneration, in rats with severe spinal cord injuries.
Enhancing mitochondrial transportation and cellular energetics could help promote regeneration and function following spinal cord injury.
Using a brain computer interface, researchers help a paralyzed man regain a sensation of touch via a robotic arm.
Researchers report a paralyzed man has been able to regain functional control of his hand with the help of a brain implant that works with new software.
Researchers were able to restore the sense of touch to a 28-year-old who suffered a spinal cord injury with the help of new brain-computer interface technology.