Gabapentin is often prescribed for neurological diseases. An experimental study suggests that when given early after spinal cord injury, it can also limit harmful structural changes in nerve cells.
Blood chemistry parameters can predict the recovery that patients with incomplete spinal cord injuries will have one year later. This important finding was made by researchers from Salzburg.
White blood cell fluctuations predict outcomes of spinal cord injury. New scientific findings could help current patient management and establishment of future treatments.
By using gene therapy, a German research team forced nerve cells to produce a curative protein. Mice that had complete injury could walk again after two to three weeks.
The United States Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) announced that it is supporting an international consortium with a staggering budget of 36.5 million USD. This budget will be committed at improving recovery after spinal cord injuries using innovative, implantable technologies.
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An award is a recognition that a person is given for doing something well. Professor Jan Schwab is one of those people.
For the first time, scientists showed how transplanted neural stem cells integrate in the spinal cord and allow the recovery of lost functions.
A new study from Cambridge serves as a step towards the development of personalised combination therapies.
A new drug that also repairs damage to the spinal cord has been created by scientists. Although still at an early stage, it holds the potential to improve the conditions in neurological diseases.
A treatment currently tested in Multiple Sclerosis could potentially be used in acute spinal cord injuries and promote functional recovery.
A long-term follow-up on twelve thoracic spinal cord injured patients after stem cell transplantation is now completed.