Europe's first human embryonic stem cell trial approved
A US biotech company said Thursday it will soon begin the first-ever European trials using human embryonic stem cells in an experimental treatment for people with a form of juvenile blindness.
Researchers overcome major obstacle for stem cell therapies and research
Stem cells show great potential to enable treatments for conditions such as spinal injuries or Lou Gehrig's disease, and also as research tools. One of the greatest problems slowing such work is that researchers have found ...
Suit against federal stem cell research dismissed
(AP) -- A lawsuit that had threatened to end the Obama administration's funding of embryonic stem cell research was thrown out Wednesday, allowing the U.S. to continue supporting a search for cures to deadly diseases over ...
Physical disabilities add challenge to pregnancy
(AP) -- Her first pregnancy brought Dianna Fiore Radoslovich a break from the weakness and pain of her multiple sclerosis.
Fish offer clues to spinal cord renewal
(PhysOrg.com) -- Spinal cord injuries are devastating, but fish may be the key to finding a cure.Research shows adult fish that sustain a spinal cord injury have the miraculous ability to not only regenerate ...
Researchers probe nervous system repair
(PhysOrg.com) -- In humans, regeneration of the peripheral nervous system after injury remains a hit-or-miss affair, while brain and spinal cord damage usually results in lifelong disabilities.
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.
Kids safest in rear-facing car seats until age 2
Children should ride in rear-facing car seats longer, until they are 2 years old instead of 1, according to updated advice from a medical group and a federal agency.
Researchers focus on human cells for spinal cord injury repair
For the first time, scientists discovered that a specific type of human cell, generated from stem cells and transplanted into spinal cord injured rats, provide tremendous benefit, not only repairing damage to the nervous ...
Injured gymnast treated with cold recovering from spinal cord damage
A double flip gone wrong two weeks ago sent a 20-year-old Miami state champion gymnast to Jackson Memorial Hospital with a bilateral dislocation of two vertebrae. Jorge Valdez had attempted the double flip at a gym near The ...
Study shows benefits of electrical stimulation therapy for people paralyzed by spinal cord injury
A new treatment approach which uses tiny bursts of electricity to reawaken paralyzed muscles "significantly" reduced disability and improved grasping in people with incomplete spinal cord injuries, beyond ...
Tracking neural stem cells
(PhysOrg.com) -- Magnetic nanoparticles could be used to track neural stem cells after a transplant in order to monitor how the cells heal spinal injuries, say UCL scientsts.
Many stroke patients not getting preventive therapy for blood clots
Patients with strokes, brain tumors and spinal cord injuries are at high risk for life-threatening blood clots, but many do not receive preventive therapy, Loyola University Health System researchers report.
Living in the matrix: Sugar residues regulate growth and survival of nerve cells
Researchers in Bochum have found out that certain sugar residues in the spinal cord regulate the growth and survival of nerve cells which control the movement of muscles. "We hope that our findings can improve ...