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A protein fragment called 12.5 kda cystatin may generate first simple test for multiple sclerosis
...nsverse myelitis, a painful inflammation of spinal cord
nerves; 50 infected with the AIDS virus (which can cause nerve damage); and 27 with other neurological diseases. The Hopkins scientists analyzed CSF instead of blood samples because CSF better represents local events in the brain than does blood, acc...
Improving recovery from spinal cord injuries: $3.7 million grant will create rehabilitation network
...r, nearly 11,000 Americans suffer disabling spinal cord
injuries, the majority of whom are young and activ...ng an interdisciplinary research network in spinal cord
injury and rehabilitation throughout the Washington, DC region. Called the National Capital Area Reh...
Potential heart benefit found in stem cells
...rual blood-derived endometrial cells and umbilical cord
blood-derived mesenchymal cells show significant p...ond study, the same team collected human umbilical cord
blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells (UCB-MSC). In reviewing these cells, nearly all of the UCB-MSC...
Combining multiple treatments improves multiple sclerosis therapy
...tack the myelin insulation on nerves in the spinal cord
and brain. Glatiramer acetate (GA) is a drug currently approved for MS treatment, but new therapies are needed to improve effectiveness and reduce side effects. Now, in a study appearing online on March 16 in advance of print publication in the Apr...
Topical antiseptic reduces umbilical cord infection and mortality risk
A topical antiseptic reduces umbilical cord
infections and infant mortality risk, according to...d in southern Nepal, babies who received umbilical cord
cleanings after their cords were cut with chlorhexidine, a topical antiseptic, were 75 percent less ...
Vol. 42, No. 5 JRRD tipsheet: Focus on spinal cord injury and prosthetics
...velopment (JRRD) includes eight articles on spinal cord
injury--addressing topics such as bone mineral den...research.va.gov . Majority of veterans with spinal cord
injury report chronic pain, pg. 573 In a telephone survey of veterans with spinal cord
Stem cell treatment succeeds in spinal cord-injured rats
...ssue and help restore function in rats with spinal cord
injuries, according to a new study. The findings m...at result in new treatments for humans with spinal cord
injuries. Michael Fehlings, MD, PhD, and his colleagues at the Krembil Neuroscience Center at Toront...
UI research aims to help patients with spinal cord injury
...ee a time when it might be possible to cure spinal cord
injury (SCI). However, if SCI patients injured today are to benefit from a future cure, Shield's work may hold a vital key. Shields and colleagues have found that early intervention and long-term treatment with electrical stimulation, which causes mu...
Researchers identify potential targets for new pain therapies
...plasticity, the ability of molecules in the spinal cord
to amplify or diminish the response to a painful s...and transmit these signals to a part of the spinal cord
called the dorsal horn. Pain-transmission neurons in the dorsal horn receive those messages and tran...
Novel device shows potential in better detecting oral cancer
...o the lightweight, hand-held structure, a flexible cord
attaches the examination light, and the goggles became the view finder that allows dentists to directly evaluate lesions in real time." In their study, the scientists evaluated 50 tissue sites from 44 people. All sites were biopsied, and pathologist...
American Academy of Neurology 58th Annual Meeting scientific highlights
...and cutting-edge advances in treatments for spinal cord
injury and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). R... the nerve cells (neurons) in the brain and spinal cord
that control muscles. A mutated enzyme called SOD1 has been shown to cause some cases of the disease...
Dr. McCluskey receives top honor for young taste researchers
...ssful at repair, such as those severed in a spinal cord
injury. "It's the flip side to the approach of looking at a spinal cord
injury in an animal and seeing if you can reverse that. We chose to look at it a different way and s...
Novel stem cell technology leads to better spinal cord repair
...-cell technology, to promote recovery after spinal cord
injury of rats, according to a study published in today's Journal of Biology. Scientists from the New York State Center of Research Excellence in Spinal Cord Injury showed that rats receiving a transplant of a certain type of immature support cell fr...
San Francisco VA Medical Center invites public to celebrate VA Research Week
... cancer, diabetes, infectious diseases, and spinal cord
injury." "VA research is good medicine at the San ...ries. Testing potential new treatments for spinal cord
injury. Investigating ways to prevent amputation or long-term disability from lack of adequate bloo...
Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine receives $8 million from Third Frontier Program
...nic stem cells derived from bone marrow, umbilical cord
blood (after a child is born) or other adult tissue. Non-embryonic stem cell (also called adult stem cell) research has been exceptionally strong in the state of Ohio for the past 20 years. To reach the goal of broad clinical application for patient...
Flick of whiskers helps tease out brain's 'shadow' signaling system
...tes, are central to diseases like epilepsy, spinal cord
injury, and maybe even Alzheimer's disease. For decades scientists have studied the swift signaling activity of the brain's better-known cells, the neurons, by recording their electrical activity. But astrocytes don't fire in the same way, and conven...
Stem cells found in adult skin can be transplanted and function in mouse models of disease
...orders such as multiple sclerosis, and even spinal cord
injury," said Dr. Freda Miller, the study's princi...ns of human nervous system disease, such as spinal cord
injury. On the basis of their findings, Dr. Miller and Dr. Wolfram Tetzlaff at the University of Bri...
Delayed umbilical cord clamping boosts iron in infants
... a two-minute delay in clamping a baby's umbilical cord
can boost the child's iron reserves and prevent an...sh medical journal The Lancet. "By simply delaying cord
clamping for this brief time, we can provide the infant with the extra blood, and the iron it contai...
Preventing spinal cord injury during aortic surgery
...search points to a possible defense against spinal cord
injury during aortic surgery. The paper by Rosebor...eperfusion injury exerts its effects on the spinal cord
via release of reactive oxygen species, damage to cellular components such as mitochondria, and init...
Hopkins scientists use embryonic stem cells, new cues to awaken latent motor nerve repair
... neuron circuits -- neurons stretching from spinal cord
to target muscles -- in paralyzed adult animals. ...is or transverse myelitis or from traumatic spinal cord
injury, the researchers say. "With small adjustments keyed to differences in nervous system targets,...
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