Mice born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy typically only live five to six days. University of Missouri researchers introduced the SMN gene into the mice’s central nervous systems and were able to extend their lives 10-25 days longer.
A new study reports glial cells use lipids to direct neuron organization in the spinal cord.
A new study looks at the role glutamate plays in neuromuscular development.
Researchers report genes that exhibit the greatest left-right differences in embryos are also implicated in an increased risk of developing schizophrenia.
Researchers have discovered a molecule secreted by cells in the spinal cord that help guide axons during the development of the central nervous system.
This summer, a US based bio-technology company will proceed to test the effectiveness of human embryonic stem cell therapy on patients with spinal cord injuries. The much anticipated research project will be the world's first study of treatments which incorporate human stem cells to treat spinal cord injuries.