Researchers have discovered that alterations in the gut microbiome of rats recovering from spinal cord injury could be associated with their mental health. This provides a lead to potentially treating mental health issues related to spinal cord injuries with bacteriotherapy.
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At the 21st Spinal Research Network Meeting, we had the pleasure of speaking with Grégoire Courtine to hear more about the development of neurotechnologies for spinal cord injuries, including how close we might be to turning this rehabilitation paradigm into a treatment in the clinic.
At the 21st Spinal Research Annual Network Meeting, we had the pleasure of speaking with Aileen Anderson about her talk on ‘Traumatic CNS injury and the inflammatory stem cell niche’, including the obstacles involved with tissue regeneration following injury and the how this could be overcome.
A health ministry panel in Japan has approved the testing of human-induced pluripotent stem cells to treat spinal cord injuries.
For the first time, a 3D printed spinal implant has been revealed to promote nerve growth across spinal cord injuries, restoring connections and lost function.
New rehabilitation protocols lead to restored neurological function in three paralyzed men who sustained cervical spinal cord injuries years ago.
Spinal cord stimulation and physical therapy have been reported to help a man, paralyzed since 2013, regain his ability to stand and walk with assistance.
Researchers have reported successful creation of spinal cord neural stem cells that could provide a scalable source of replacements cells for spinal cord injuries.
A first-in-human trial has reported that transplantation of neural stem cells into patients with spinal cord injury could produce measurable improvements.
A molecule associated with myelin has been demonstrated to stimulate growth in some neural cells; this aids current research methods for treating spinal cord injuries.