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Cell Transplant Trial for Spinal Injury Is Safe

By Ruth Williams | June 1, 2018

The first human experiment with neural precursor cells implanted to treat chronic spinal cord injury suggests the procedure is safe, and hints at a small benefit.  

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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