Research Showcase

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have shown how stem cells, together with other cells, repair damaged tissue in the mouse spinal cord. The results are of potential significance to the...
Doctors researching bone morphogenetic protein-2 found that it may also cause inflammation and glial scarring when used to treat spinal cord injury, after a Centers for Medicare and...
Discovery Could Help Scientists Develop New Treatments for Motor Neuron Diseases. In a surprising and unexpected discovery, scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have found that a...
Researchers from UCI, UCSD and Harvard deleted a cell growth inhibitor called PTEN — Irvine, Calif., August 08, 2010 — Researchers for the first time have induced robust regeneration of...
UCI study is first to show reversal of long-term hind-limb paralysis — Irvine, Calif., August 19, 2010 — A UC Irvine study is the first to demonstrate that human neural stem cells can...
Paper by Rachel E. Cowan, Laurie A. Malone, and Mark S. Nash Background Although we’ve all heard the message that “exercise is good for you” it is generally under-used in the battle...
It seems that almost every week there is a story in the newspapers about stem cells. Often these stories feature interviews with patients who have benefited, or hope to benefit, from new...
Summary Dr Paul Kennedy and colleagues conducted a postal survey study of 81 individuals shortly following discharge from rehabilitation in three spinal cord injury centres in the UK....
Background Readers will likely be aware that it is notoriously difficult to get damaged nerve cell processes (axons) to regrow to appropriate connections. This is especially true...
The vitamin folate appears to promote healing in damaged rat spinal cord tissue by triggering a change in DNA, according to a laboratory study funded by the National...