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Combined expression of pro-regenerative transcription factors and transplanted stem cells to promote corticospinal tract regeneration.

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

Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Research

The Dead Live Again - And We're Not Talkin' Zombies

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

Science Fiction

Overexpression of KLF6 in corticospinal tract neurons promotes axon growth after spinal injury

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

Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Research

Researcher warns of risks associated with unregulated stem cell treatments

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


Canadian clinics begin offering stem-cell treatments experts call unproven, possibly unsafe

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