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Presbyterians vote in favor of fetal, embryonic, and stem cell research
...o treat diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, spinal
cord injuries, stroke, burns, heart disease, and diabetes. Using stem cells could reduce the dependence on organ donation and transplantation. The moral issues raised by stem cell research differ, depending on whether the cells come from aborted fetu...
A surfeit of eels...
... material to control the movement of his lamprey's spinal
cord. It comes complete with an onboard compass, a pitch-and-roll inclinometer, and will soon incorporate a sonar altimeter as well as a forward-looking sonar. A library of behavioral sequences is based on reverse-engineering command sequences from f...
Manipulating a single gene dramatically improves regeneration in adult neurons: Finding may lead to new approaches for treating brain and spinal cord damage
...to new approaches for treating damage from stroke, spinal
cord injury, and other neurological conditions. Th... that nerve fibers can regenerate in the brain and spinal
cord of newborn animals, but regeneration does not normally occur in the brain or spinal
cord of old...
Researchers discover how immune system rids nervous system of mosquito-borne viruses
...hich can clear the virus in neurons located in the spinal
cord and brain stem, but not in neurons located in...sfully cleared the virus from the neurons from the spinal
cord and brain stem using interferon-g. However, the neurons in the brain cortex did not react to th...
AAAS urges President Bush to fund stem-cell research
...llnesses, including Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, spinal
cord injury, and heart disease. In addition, the study of stem cells could contribute to the understanding of birth defects and the development of new drugs targeted at specific diseases. The letter, which was signed by Mary L. Good, chair of the A...
A letter to President Bush
...esident George W. Bush Dear President Bush, I am a spinal
cord injury researcher and have been deeply concer...herapies that will restore function to people with spinal
cord injury and other neurological disorders. I also believe that a decision to allow NIH to fund hu...
AAAS letter to President Bush
...llnesses, including Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, spinal
cord injury, and heart disease.AAAS is committed to working with you and others in the government to support research thatholds the promise of new treatments and cures for disease and disability as well as increasing ourunderstanding of the basic bio...
Stem cell research is vital to finding cures for blinding diseases
..., as well as treatments for debilitating brain and spinal
injuries. They also could be useful for curing blinding diseases. Schepens scientists, funded by the National Institutes of Health, currently research stem cells derived from animals. There is no prohibition against animal-derived sources of stem c...
John D. Gearhart's response to President Bushs stem cell decision
...ase and ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, and also for spinal
cord and nerve injury and paralysis. The fundamental information gained from stem cell research - knowledge about how tissues and organs develop and how undifferentiated cells learn to develop into every distinct cell in the body - is revolutionizi...
Study identifies new source of stem cells
...needed to potentially help patients recover from a spinal
cord injury or Parkinsons disease. These findings ...rce that can generate neural cell types damaged in spinal
cord injury or Parkinsons disease. This means that complications seen in donor transplantations are...
Vaccination following spinal cord injury: Innovative Weizmann Institute approach limits paralysis
...ch for preventing complete paralysis after partial spinal
cord injury. The approach consists of boosting the...already developed one immune-based therapy for the spinal
cord, currently being tested in humans by Proneuron Biotechnologies Ltd. That therapy is aimed at re...
Plastic tube may help treat paralysis
...s have created a plastic tube that fits around the spinal
cord and restores some movement in paralyzed rats,...new treatment for paralysis in humans. Rats whose spinal
cords had been cut walked somewhat better eight weeks after a plastic tube filled with chemicals tha...
American Chemical Society meeting features cutting-edge research August 26-30 in Chicago
...r A plastic tube that offers hope for repairing spinal
injuries Advances in forensic science research ...s have created a plastic tube that fits around the spinal
cord and encourages damaged nerve cells to regrow in rats whose cords have been surgically severed. ...
UFS Mcknight Brain Institute researchers: Pioneering spinal cord procedure appears safe
...e to implant human embryonic tissue in people with spinal
cord injuries. The findings could help lay the groundwork for future efforts to treat spinal
cord injury with other types of cell transplants. In their first peer-reviewed analysis of a small ...
Study using human fetal tissue transplants suggests potential for spinal cord repair
A preliminary report of fetal spinal
cord tissue transplantation in two patients sugges... for future research seeking better treatments for spinal
cord injuries. The results, part of a four-year study, are included in two papers in the September ...
Researchers at UT Southwestern discover how neurons communicate to 'wire' developing brain
...y that helps describe how neurons in the brain and spinal
cord form their connections. Further study into th...ow and form connections in the embryonic brain and spinal
cord, we may ultimately be able to determine how to coax nerves to regrow and regenerate," said Dr. ...
Controlled nerve growth factor aids brain cell transplant
...ing the treatment of neurodegenerative disease and spinal
cord injuries. The achievement is reported in the ...in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and spinal
Say what? Neurons and fat cells have a dialogue in the lab
...ond to its signals by sending messages through the spinal
cord and out to nerves located in and around the fat deposits. The study shows that fat and nerve cells can influence each other without direction from the brain. The research, reported in the Oct. 16 online version of the Proceedings of the National...
Researchers find gene for rare disorder that paralyzes children's legs
...atment of the disorder, and to insights into other spinal
cord problems. Led by researchers from the Univers...and occasional stumbling. But as nerves within the spinal
cord break down, HSP can progress to a complete weakening of the legs, and, in some cases, to more s...
Hunter biology professor Marie T. Filbin named co-recipient of 2001 Ameritec Prize for paralysis research
...researchers identified a molecule in the brain and spinal
cord that potentially inhibited nerve re-growth. T... ultimately lead to novel therapies for those with spinal
cord injuries." Professor Filbin was born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland. She received her Ph.D. from...
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