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.
The usage of stem cells holds a huge potential for promoting recovery after a spinal cord injury. Numerous experiments showed that the transplantation of neural stem cells can improve recovery. Scientists could see that both damaged and brought in cells are extending new axons but couldn’t tell if they made functional connections.
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.
A new study shows an “out-of-the-box” way to promote regrowth of damaged nerve fibers. By using magnetic nanoparticles scientists aim to stretch the axon from the outside.
This year’s project decision meeting was held virtually, and we are happy to say that it was a big success. Read more about our funded projects here.
The U.S. FDA sets an administrative milestone for the Go-2 Targeted Epidural Spinal Stimulation system. A clinical trial to test this new implantable device should therefore start next year.