• Regeneration
  • The report, entitled "Xenotransplantation of Transgenic Pig Myelin Forming Cells Promotes Axonal Regeneration and Restores Conduction Across the transected spinal cord," is based on research conducted in the laboratories of Dr. Jeffrey D. Kocsis of the Department of Neurology, Yale University School of Medicine, and Dr. William L. Fodor, Senior Director of Xenotransplantation at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and their colleagues. (dmoztools.net)
  • The investigation into the mechanisms of this protein presents a great potential for the treatment of auto-immune mediated demyelinating diseases and spinal cord injury regeneration. (wikipedia.org)
  • tissue
  • Schwann cell-laden grafts and nerve conduits have shown promise for repairing nervous tissue and optic nerves, as have injections of adult stem cells, but the size and complexity of the spinal cord warrants the development of specialized constructs combining several technologies. (docplayer.net)
  • Accordingly, tissue engineering holds great potential to become the optimal approach for the repair of the spinal cord. (docplayer.net)
  • Because of their plasticity and potentially unlimited capacity for self-renewal, embryonic stem cell therapies have been proposed for regenerative medicine and tissue replacement after injury or disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • vast
  • A vast amount research has been conducted in recent years for the use of MSCs to treat multiple sclerosis (MS). This form of treatment for the disease has been tested in many studies of experimental allergic encephalomyelitis, the animal model of MS, and several published and on-going phase I and phase II human trials. (wikipedia.org)
  • Grants
  • Through the support of our founding sponsor Hollister, Inc. the Spinal Network has awarded 161 micro grants to 96 different peer support groups in 31 different states throughout the country. (unitedspinal.org)
  • research
  • 2 NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON SPINAL CORD RESEARCH This data was compiled in compliance with the New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research's statutory mandate, N.J.S.A. 52:9E-1, to compile a directory of spinal cord research being conducted in the State. (docplayer.net)
  • In addition, institutions are not obligated to share their research information with the New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research. (docplayer.net)
  • This Center of Excellence at the University of Miami School of Medicine is a research center dedicated to finding more effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for paralysis that results from spinal cord injury. (dmoztools.net)
  • Dedicated to finding a cure for spinal cord injuries and to providing financial support of selected research, rehabilitation and education programs. (dmoztools.net)
  • To inform prospective students and postdoctoral trainees, as well as others interested in spinal cord research, of the research underway at the Spinal Cord Research Centre. (dmoztools.net)
  • The International Spinal Research Trust leads the way in finding a cure for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury. (dmoztools.net)
  • I know that many scientists use the word scar in their descriptions of spinal cord injuries and have made it a primary target of their research. (rutgers.edu)
  • Please understand that I am not saying that research to assess ways to prevent or reverse 'scar' in the spinal cord should not be done. (rutgers.edu)
  • Research suggests that blocking Nogo-A during neuronal damage (from diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis) will help to protect or restore the damaged neurons. (wikipedia.org)
  • stem cells
  • Other potential uses of embryonic stem cells include investigation of early human development, study of genetic disease and as in vitro systems for toxicology testing. (wikipedia.org)
  • burden
  • Information on health-care utilization and the economic burden of disease are essential to understanding service demands, service accessibility, and practice patterns. (wingsforlife.com)
  • affects
  • I now have a place to freely ask questions about medications, how to manage spasms, how to go about driving again, how a disability affects flying, and other things specific to spinal cord injuries. (unitedspinal.org)
  • disability
  • Through the Spinal Network, peer group leaders have access to valuable resources and training sessions provided through United Spinal's extensive Resource Center so they can confidently address a wide-range of disability-related issues and provide the most appropriate resources and advice to their members. (unitedspinal.org)
  • AIDS
  • 1 member) the President pro Tempore of the Senate appoints a member from an HIV/AIDS disease advocacy group. (wikipedia.org)
  • primary
  • These data can be used to develop screening guidelines for early identification and prevention of CMR in SCI, as well as targeted approaches to primary disease management. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Practice settings: The Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialty Council recommends that direct patient care include patient/client management of individuals with a primary injury, disease, or other condition involving the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems in both acute and rehabilitation settings. (wikipedia.org)
  • HHV-6B primary infection is the cause of the common childhood illness exanthema subitum (also known as roseola infantum or sixth disease). (wikipedia.org)
  • damage
  • After acute cord damage, initial flaccidity may be followed by long-term flaccidity or spasticity, or bladder function may improve after days, weeks, or months. (wcuro.com)
  • program
  • We are so proud of what the Spinal Network has become and I look forward to seeing this program grow and flourish for many years to come. (unitedspinal.org)
  • However
  • However, for spinal cord injuries, MSCs need to be combined with an appropriate scaffold material that, at a minimum, supports attachment, their ability to turn into neurons, and promote neurite extension in a controlled fashion. (docplayer.net)
  • make
  • And that's one of the key features that make the Spinal Network so successful--it shares essential tools and knowledge that empowers peer groups to offer greater support to individuals like Davis. (unitedspinal.org)
  • several
  • HHV-6A includes several adult-derived strains and its disease spectrum is not well defined, although it is thought by some to be more neurovirulent. (wikipedia.org)
  • member
  • A New York District Court decision will permit David Heard, a power wheelchair user and member of United Spinal, to continue to pursue legal action against Statue Cruises, LLC. (unitedspinal.org)