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Potential target for restoring ejaculation in men with spinal cord injuries or ejaculatory disorders
New research provides insights on how to restore the ability to ejaculate in men who are not able to do so. (2016-12-05)
Spinal cord injury affects the heart
Spinal cord injury affects the heart, that's what research published in Experimental Physiology and carried out by researchers from University of British Columbia, Canada has found. (2017-12-12)
Spinal cord processes information just like areas of the brain
Patrick Stroman's work mapping the function and information processing of the spinal cord could improve treatment for spinal cord injuries. (2011-03-22)
Rutgers offers hope in new treatment for spinal cord injuries
Scientists at the W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience at Rutgers University and Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have developed a chemically synthesized siRNA molecule that allows regeneration of nerve cells. (2011-05-03)
3-D printing helps treat woman with spinal condition
Clinicians recently used 3-D printing to help treat a woman with a degenerative condition of the spinal column. (2017-04-20)
Loss of spinal nerve fibers not the only cause of disability in multiple sclerosis
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have now sampled spinal cords of thirteen people with MS and five healthy controls, and found that spinal cord cross sectional area is not a good predictor of axonal loss. (2017-05-10)
A secret ingredient to help heal spinal cord injuries?
Researchers have identified a protein in zebrafish that facilitates healing of major spinal cord injuries. (2016-11-03)
Fetal movement proved to be essential for neuron development in rats
Sensory feedback resulting from spontaneous movements is instrumental for coordination of activity in developing sensorimotor spinal cord circuits. (2016-11-14)
Recovery from spinal injury
Victims of debilitating spinal cord injuries may in the future have greater chances for recovery of some locomotive functions, thanks to pioneering spinal cord research by Texas A&M University neuroscientist James Grau. (2000-10-01)
Older patients with spinal cord injury: Surgery less likely than for younger patients
Older patients with traumatic spinal cord injury are less likely than younger patients to receive surgical treatment and experience a significant lag between injury and surgery, according to new research in CMAJ. (2015-07-06)
Evidence for spinal membrane as a source of stem cells may advance spinal cord treatment
Italian and Spanish scientists studying the use of stem cells for treating spinal cord injuries have provided the first evidence to show that meninges, the membrane which envelops the central nervous system, is a potential source of self-renewing stem cells. (2011-10-28)
Health behaviors and management critical for spinal cord injury patients
U-M researcher is the co-editor of a two-part series of Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation focused on recent research studies about health behaviors and health management in individuals with spinal cord injury. (2016-08-11)
'Exciting discovery' could aid frontline spinal injury treatment
Rapid treatment with a new anti-inflammatory could have a major impact on recovery from spinal cord injury, University of Queensland researchers have found. (2015-04-22)
Ohio State scientists explain how gut microbes change after spinal cord injury
Spinal cord injuries cause dramatic shifts in the types of bacteria normally found in the gut, resulting in dysbiosis, which can cause or contribute to neurologic disease. (2016-10-17)
New research identifies changes to the brain in patients with spinal cord compression
Spinal degeneration is an unavoidable part of aging. For some, it leads to compression of the spinal cord which can cause problems with dexterity, numbness in the hands, and the ability to walk. (2011-12-15)
Sleep and sleepiness 'a huge problem' for people with spinal cord injury
A new study led by a University of Calgary researcher at the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) finds that fatigue and sleep may need more attention in order to prevent issues like stroke after spinal cord injury. (2019-11-06)
Intraoperative monitoring of SSEPs is a new measure to avoid iatrogenic spinal cord injury
Intraoperative monitoring of SSEPs is a new measure to avoid iatrogenic spinal cord injury. (2014-01-03)
Zebrafish study offers insights into nerve cell repair mechanisms
Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have discovered that a hormone called serotonin -- better known for its role as a mood booster -- can help zebrafish to recover from a spinal cord injury. (2015-10-22)
U of A discovery offers promising research for spinal-cord injury treatments
University of Alberta researchers have identified one of the body's natural self-repair mechanisms that kick in after spinal cord injury which could lead to the development of more effective treatments. (2010-05-30)
Relieving chronic pain
A new, implantable device for treating chronic pain passes an important safety test. (2013-03-25)
Zebrafish study reveals clues to healing spinal cord injuries
Fresh insights into how zebrafish repair their nerve connections could hold clues to new therapies for people with spinal cord injuries. (2017-07-25)
3D atlas will help navigate the spinal cord
Professor George Paxinos and Dr Yuri Koutcherov of the Spinal Injuries Research Centre at the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute have been awarded ~$200,000 by the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation to prepare a three-dimensional (3D) atlas of the rat spinal cord over the next two years. (2005-06-07)
Intranasal nerve growth factor repairs injured spinal cord neurons
Nerve growth factor can be delivered to the brain by intranasal administration without risk for treatment of brain diseases. (2014-07-17)
University of Guelph study first to identify the cells driving gecko's ability to re-grow its tail
A U of G researcher has discovered the spinal cord of the gecko's tail houses a special type of stem cell known as the radial glia. (2017-11-02)
News Tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
Journal highlights include Antidepressants, BDNF, and the Dentate Gyrus; and Crossing Bridges to Spinal Cord Regeneration. (2005-02-01)
Burst spinal artery aneurysm linked to Ecstasy use
Taking the street drug Ecstasy could lead to a potentially fatal weakening and rupture of the spinal cord artery, doctors have warned in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery. (2014-07-03)
Most patients with unknown spinal cord disease later given specific diagnosis, study shows
A study by Mayo Clinic researchers found that most patients with suspected spinal cord inflammation of unknown cause have an alternative, specific diagnosis. (2018-01-09)
University of Louisville neuroscientists hope to get people walking again
Neuroscience researchers at the University of Louisville will be the only team collaborating with an international group of scientists that last week announced they had enabled paralyzed rats to walk while supporting their own weight. (2009-10-01)
Spinal cord injury increases risk for mental health disorders
A new study finds adults with traumatic spinal cord injury are at an increased risk of developing mental health disorders and secondary chronic diseases compared to adults without the condition. (2020-04-21)
An expert consensus on acute thoracolumbar spine and spinal cord injury in China
An expert consensus on acute thoracolumbar spine and spinal cord injury in China. (2013-12-23)
Treadmill step training promotes motor function after incomplete spinal cord injury
A large body of evidence shows that spinal circuits are significantly affected by training, and that intrinsic circuits that drive locomotor tasks are located in lumbosacral spinal segments in rats with complete spinal cord transection. (2013-11-04)
Spinal cord stimulation is a safe, effective drug-free treatment for chronic pain
A study published in the Journal of Pain Research finds another safe and effective drug-free treatment option for chronic pain sufferers -- spinal cord stimulation (SCS). (2016-07-13)
Restoring paretic hand function via an artificial neural connection bridging spinal cord injury
Yukio Nishimura, Associate Professor of the National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan, and Eberhard Fetz, Professor and Steve Perlmuter, Research Associate Professor at the University of Washington, United States investigated the effects of introducing a novel artificial neural connection which bridged a spinal cord lesion in a paretic monkey. (2013-04-11)
Immune response to spinal cord injury may worsen damage
After spinal cord injury, B lymphocytes collect in the spinal fluid and release high levels of antibodies. (2009-09-21)
Findings identify receptors modulating macrophage responses to spinal cord injury
A study by researchers at the University of Kentucky and the Ohio State University sheds light on opportunities to modulate macrophage responses after spinal cord injury, potentially reducing -- or even reversing -- damage and the resulting side effects. (2015-07-10)
Paraplegic rats walk and regain feeling after stem cell treatment
Paralyzed rats implanted with engineered tissue containing human stem cells were able to walk independently and regained sensory perception in their hind legs and tail. (2017-11-16)
Boosting the discovery of new drugs to treat spinal cord injuries using zebrafish
A research team led by Leonor Saúde, Principal Investigator at Instituto de Medicina Molecular, in partnership with the company Technophage, SA, has designed a simple and efficient platform that uses zebrafish to discover and identify new drugs to treat spinal cord lesions. (2019-07-19)
Neuroprotective mechanisms of gene and cell therapy of spinal cord injuries
Genetically modified stem and progenitor cells overexpressing NTFs have recently attracted special attention of researchers and are most promising for the purposes of regenerative medicine. (2018-03-06)
JSCM publishes revised International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury
The 2011 revision of the International Standards for the Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury was published in the November 2011 Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. (2011-12-29)
Human skin cells reprogrammed as neurons regrow in rats with spinal cord injuries
While neurons normally fail to regenerate after spinal cord injuries, neurons formed from human induced pluripotent stem cells that were grafted into rats with such injuries displayed remarkable growth throughout the length of the animals' central nervous system. (2014-08-07)
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