Research Showcase

Interest in spinal injury research to protect and repair the damaged cord has intensified in the last two decades. We are all aware that there are unproven and experimental procedures...
There are several centres around the world using olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) in people with spinal cord injuries but few publish their outcomes so this paper from the Portuguese...
Richard Borgens and his colleagues from the Center for Paralysis Research at the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine have a strong record of inventing therapies for treating nerve damage...
A systematic review of directly applied biologic therapies for acute spinal cord injury by Kwon et al, Journal of Neurotrauma / Jan, 2010 What prevents/ inhibits repair? In contrast to...
Who wouldn’t be pleased to hear that a special type of cell, with regenerative properties, had been shown to repair the damaged spinal cord? But with a lot of potential candidates, which...
There were two highlights for me, besides the Spinal Cord Injury Network research session which I was involved in. Firstly, keynote speaker Michael Dunn, from the US Dept of Veterans...
Disabling a gene called p21 greatly improves generation in mice according to research led by veteran regeneration scientist Ellen Heber-Katz of the Wistar Institute. The research was...
A new study led by Professor Mark Tuszynski at the University of California shows regenerating nerve fibres can be directed to appropriate cells amongst millions of possible targets after...
A new study shows paralysed rats with complete spinal cord injury can walk again if they are treated to a specific combination of drugs, electrical stimulation and exercise trai
Researchers based at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York State have shown a blue dye called brilliant blue G (BBG) reduces secondary damage in a rat model of spinal...