Yale professor Stephen Strittmatter has been fighting proteins that prevent nerves from growing for years. He has been successful thus far, as an extensive clinical trial is starting now.
Insult to the central nervous system leads to the death of numerous cells. A basic study unveiled new targets to salvage neurons and push them to regenerate.
Electrical stimulation of the brain seems to boost recovery for chronic spinal cord injured patients. Wings for Life currently supports a clinical trial with 36 participants. Read more here in Vieri Faillis Blog.
A new study from Krembil Research Institute in Toronto, Canada changes our understanding of how the brain directs the body to walk.
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Scientists from Bonn have identified a protein that regulates the growth of extensions by pulling a brake. In the long run, their findings could help to develop new approaches for the treatment of spinal cord injuries.
Through the inspiring journey of a recovering athlete, ‘Any One of Us’ offers an unprecedented glimpse into the world of spinal cord injuries. Worth seeing!
Enhancing neuroskeleton`s dynamics could boost regrowth and be a key player for future regenerative interventions.
Many valuable medical discoveries never reach the patient. They fail at the Valley of Death. Now, a whole series of new measures has been introduced to help the situation.
Nanoparticles seem to have a high potential. They reprogramme aggressive immune cells. Therefore, they enhance healing after a spinal cord injury.
Stephen Strittmatter tells us why he became a researcher, what drives him daily and how he'd like to help chronically injured people.
Neurons have a skeleton as well. Its manipulation can lead to regeneration after a spinal cord injury. Read more here in Vieri Faillis Blog.