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Thousands of axons grew from the transplants and connected to damaged primate tissue, the first such demonstration in primates.

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image: Image of the Day: Reunited and It Feels So Good

Image of the Day: Reunited and It Feels So Good

By The Scientist Staff | July 28, 2017

Zebrafish have a remarkable ability to heal their damaged nerve fibers following a spinal injury.

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Spinal Cord Injury Researcher Dies

By Jef Akst | February 23, 2017

Neuroscientist Geoffrey Raisman pioneered the study of spinal cord injury and the use of cell transplants to repair the damage.

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A 3-D carbon nanotube mesh enables rat spinal tissue sections to reconnect in culture.

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image: Neuroprosthesis Restores Arm Movement

Neuroprosthesis Restores Arm Movement

By Tanya Lewis | April 13, 2016

A 24-year-old quadriplegic man regains control of his arm with a neural prosthetic device.

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image: Neural Stem Cells Sprout Long Axons

Neural Stem Cells Sprout Long Axons

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 7, 2014

Early neurons reprogrammed from human skin cells show unprecedented axonal growth in a rat model of spinal cord injury.

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image: Geron hESC Trial to Resume?

Geron hESC Trial to Resume?

By Jef Akst | May 27, 2014

Nearly three years after Geron shuttered its stem cell program, BioTime receives funding to relaunch a Phase 1 trial for spinal cord injury.

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image: Week in Review: February 24–28

Week in Review: February 24–28

By Tracy Vence | February 28, 2014

New PLOS data sharing rules; mouse cortical connectome published; reprogramming astrocytes into neurons and fibroblasts into hepatocytes

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image: Making New Spinal Neurons

Making New Spinal Neurons

By Ed Yong | February 25, 2014

With a single gene, scientists reprogram supporting cells in the spines of living mice into new neurons.

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image: Enzyme Checks Neuronal Growth

Enzyme Checks Neuronal Growth

By Kerry Grens | December 17, 2013

A microtubule-severing enzyme curbs the regeneration of damaged nerve cells.

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