• scar tissue
  • The nanofibers - thousands of times thinner than a human hair - are the key to not only preventing the formation of harmful scar tissue which inhibits spinal cord healing, but to stimulating the body into regenerating lost or damaged cells. (eurekalert.org)
  • 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
  • By injecting molecules that were designed to self-assemble into nanostructures in the spinal tissue, we have been able to rescue and regrow rapidly damaged neurons," said Dr. Stupp at an April 23 session hosted by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies. (eurekalert.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • chronic diseases
  • Overall, the health care costs for the management of SCI/D veterans are substantial ($30,770 to $62,563 in 2016 USD per year) and, generally, greater than the costs of caring for patients with other chronic diseases. (wingsforlife.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • It usually results from brain damage or spinal cord damage above T12. (wcuro.com)
  • AIDS
  • 1 member) the President pro Tempore of the Senate appoints a member from an HIV/AIDS disease advocacy group. (wikipedia.org)
  • group
  • In 1997, a group of 8 leading spinal cord injury centers in the United States (the Multicenter Animal Spinal Cord Injury Study) studied over 700 contused rat spinal cords (this is part of the multicenter animal spinal cord injury study). (rutgers.edu)
  • I feel blessed…," said Christie Davis, peer group leader for the Hope Spinal Cord Injury Support Group in Springfield and central Illinois. (unitedspinal.org)
  • 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)
  • One such grant assisted members of the Bacharach Spinal Cord Injury Group in Southern New Jersey to participate in an adapted gym program. (unitedspinal.org)
  • The program also helped our members improve their health and well-being, lose weight and learn how to work out from home," said Rebecca McGill, peer group leader for the Bacharach Spinal Cord Injury Group. (unitedspinal.org)
  • 1 member) the Speaker of the Assembly appoints a member from a mental health disease advocacy group. (wikipedia.org)
  • condition
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • individuals
  • 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)
  • To be able to connect individuals to each other and connect them to valuable resources and education is exactly what we hoped to do through this program" says Lindsey Elliott, director of Member Initiatives who oversees the program at United Spinal Association. (unitedspinal.org)
  • different
  • 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)