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Human neural stem cell grafts to repair spinal cord injuries in monkeys

Neuroscientists and surgeons successfully grafted human neural progenitor cells into rhesus monkeys with spinal cord injuries. The grafts not only survived, but grew hundreds of thousands of human axons and synapses, resulting in improved forelimb function in the monkeys.

FEBRUARY 26, 2018


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Breakthrough Treatment Lets Man With Spinal Cord Injury Stand And Move Legs

Through a combination of electrical stimulation and intense physical training, a man with a complete spinal cord injury has regained the ability to independently stand up and move his legs.

OCTOBER 27, 2017


Spinal cord injury may respond to cancer drug

A group of drugs being tested for cancer could also be used to treat spinal cord injuries, a study in mice suggests.

MAY 31, 2015


'Cyborg' spinal implant could help paralysed walk again

It might seem like science fiction but a new implant which attaches directly to the spine could help paralysed people walk again

JANUARY 8, 2015


SPINAL CORD STIMULATION MAY IMPROVE COMPLETE SPINAL CORD INJURY OUTCOMES

According to researchers, although early in its development, spinal cord stimulation is one of the first-ever clinical tools with the potential to improve recovery for patients with severe spinal cord injuries.

DECEMBER 15, 2014


Drug can repair spinal cord injuries, study shows

A drug that can encourage nerves in the spinal cord to grow and repair injuries has been developed by US scientists.

DECEMBER 3, 2014


SPINAL CORD INJURY: BIG HOPE IS CELL THERAPY BUT EXERCISE IS BEST FOR NOW

While early research suggests cell therapy could be used to treat spinal cord injury, it’s still very early days. For now, exercise therapy holds the best promise for recovering movement.

DECEMBER 2, 2014


STem cell trial for spinal cord injuries cleared by FDA

An experimental treatment using controversial embryonic stem cells to fix severe spinal cord injuries has new life under a new company.

AUGUST 27, 2014