Researchers report astrocyte scars may be required to help regrow and repair neurons following spinal cord injury.
Axon regeneration and dramatic improvements in functional recovery occurred when lactate was applied to damaged neural tissue. Treatment with lactate also significantly improved locomotion and restored some walking capability in mouse models of SCI.
Researchers have identified an underlying cause of immune suppression in people with high level spinal cord injuries.
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.
Researchers engineered functional human spinal cord tissue from cells and human materials which, when implanted into animal models of spinal cord injury, restored walking ability in 80% of the test subjects.
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.
People who experience a spinal cord injury have an increased risk of developing a mental health disorder, a new study reports. Those with SCI had higher instances of anxiety, depression, and psychological multimorbidity than those who had not experienced a debilitating injury.
A tiny array of implanted electrodes may help people with spinal cord injuries to regain use of their paralyzed limbs, a new study reveals.
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.
Researchers report the gene that encodes Ryk enhances the ability to remodel neural circuits and recover fine motor control following spinal cord injury.
Using electrochemical stimulation and robot assisted rehabilitation techniques, researchers restore walking ability in a paraplegic rat. The study reports reorganization of neural branching in the reticular formation leads to new connections and is key to motor skill recovery.