The failure of axon regeneration in the injured spinal cord results in partial or complete loss of function distal to the injury. To restore the function, severed axons must regrow and functionally reconnect to appropriate targets below the injury site. 311 more words
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The dead live again. Normal. As if nothing happened. And there’s big money in it.
But the woman hired to run the secret lab finds herself in the grips of a body-selling industry and begins to wonder: “Am I assisting in a crime without knowing it? 114 more words
Axonal regeneration in the central nervous system is limited in part by a developmental decline in the intrinsic regenerative capacity of central nervous system (CNS) neurons. 426 more words
A researcher at the University of Alberta has a warning about the dangers of unregulated stem cell treatments.
While he’s a believer in the science behind stem cell therapy, Canada research chair in health law and policy Tim Caulfield told the Alberta Morning News there aren’t many treatments that are ready for the clinic. 185 more words
A potent anti-spastic effect after intrathecal NK1 antisense oligonucleotide or subpial AAV9-NK1-ShRNA delivery in rats with chronic spinal transection-induced muscle spasticity
BACKGROUND: The spinal NK1 receptor system has been demonstrated to play an important role in the development and maintenance of chronic pain states after peripheral nerve injury. 392 more words
The arthritis in Maureen Munsie’s ankles was so intense until barely a year ago, she literally had to crawl on hands and knees to get upstairs. 1,205 more words