Opinion: Ethical Challenges in Using iPS Cells to Treat Paralysis
Opinion: Ethical Challenges in Using iPS Cells to Treat Paralysis
Uncertainties about the cells’ risk profiles and the potential for hyping unproven therapies mean scientists and the media must tread carefully.
Opinion: Ethical Challenges in Using iPS Cells to Treat Paralysis
Opinion: Ethical Challenges in Using iPS Cells to Treat Paralysis

Uncertainties about the cells’ risk profiles and the potential for hyping unproven therapies mean scientists and the media must tread carefully.

Uncertainties about the cells’ risk profiles and the potential for hyping unproven therapies mean scientists and the media must tread carefully.

spinal cord injury
Japan Approves iPS Cell Therapy Trial for Spinal Cord Injury
Japan Approves iPS Cell Therapy Trial for Spinal Cord Injury
Catherine Offord | Feb 18, 2019
The treatment will be tested in a handful of patients who suffered nerve damage in sports or traffic accidents.
Image of the Day: Spontaneous Regeneration
Image of the Day: Spontaneous Regeneration
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 6, 2019
The eel-like lamprey can return to normal swimming and burrowing after suffering a severed spinal cord twice.
Nerve Stimulation Gives Paralyzed People Ability to Walk
Nerve Stimulation Gives Paralyzed People Ability to Walk
Abby Olena | Oct 31, 2018
Precisely timed electrical stimulation and intensive rehabilitation restore some capacity to walk among three men more than four years after their debilitating injuries.
Cell Transplant Trial for Spinal Injury Is Safe
Cell Transplant Trial for Spinal Injury Is Safe
Ruth Williams | Jun 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.  
Stem Cell Implants Improve Monkeys’ Grip After Spinal Cord Injury
Stem Cell Implants Improve Monkeys’ Grip After Spinal Cord Injury
Ashley Yeager | Feb 26, 2018
Thousands of axons grew from the transplants and connected to damaged primate tissue, the first such demonstration in primates.
Image of the Day: Reunited and It Feels So Good
Image of the Day: Reunited and It Feels So Good
The Scientist Staff | Jul 28, 2017
Zebrafish have a remarkable ability to heal their damaged nerve fibers following a spinal injury.
Spinal Cord Injury Researcher Dies
Spinal Cord Injury Researcher Dies
Jef Akst | Feb 23, 2017
Neuroscientist Geoffrey Raisman pioneered the study of spinal cord injury and the use of cell transplants to repair the damage.
Next Generation: Nanotube Scaffolds Reconnect Spinal Neurons
Next Generation: Nanotube Scaffolds Reconnect Spinal Neurons
Ruth Williams | Jul 15, 2016
A 3-D carbon nanotube mesh enables rat spinal tissue sections to reconnect in culture.
Neuroprosthesis Restores Arm Movement
Neuroprosthesis Restores Arm Movement
Tanya Lewis | Apr 13, 2016
A 24-year-old quadriplegic man regains control of his arm with a neural prosthetic device.