Researchers have successfully used stem cell therapy to regenerate neurons in damaged areas of zebra fish spinal cords. The treatment helped to restore movement following SCI. The findings raise the possibility of developing new treatments for humans suffering paralysis as a result of spinal cord injury.
Researchers have successfully restored hand function and motor skills in rats who suffered paralysis as a result of spinal cord injury.
By transplanting V2a interneurons, researchers improved respiratory function in mice with spinal cord injuries, a new study reports.
A new study challenges conventional belief that myelin can inhibit neuronal growth. Researchers report rat myelin stimulated axon outgrowths in neural precursor cells, and human iPSCs.
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.
Researchers improve the recovery of function in mice following spinal cord injury.
Epidural stimulation has helped improve some of the 'hidden' effects, such as abnormal blood pressure and bladder dysfunction, in a patient with spinal cord injury.
In a groundbreaking study, researchers use engineered tissue derived from human stem cells to treat rats with paraplegia following spinal cord injury. The transplanted cells allowed the rats to regain sensory perception, improve mobility and helped with spinal cord healing.
A combination of activity based training and spinal cord epidural stimulation has allowed a patient paralyzed as a result of spinal cord injury to regain voluntary movement in his legs, researchers report.