spinal cord injury
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.
Neural Stem Cells Sprout Long Axons
Neural Stem Cells Sprout Long Axons
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 7, 2014
Early neurons reprogrammed from human skin cells show unprecedented axonal growth in a rat model of spinal cord injury.
Geron hESC Trial to Resume?
Geron hESC Trial to Resume?
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.
Week in Review: February 24–28
Week in Review: February 24–28
Tracy Vence | Feb 28, 2014
New PLOS data sharing rules; mouse cortical connectome published; reprogramming astrocytes into neurons and fibroblasts into hepatocytes
Making New Spinal Neurons
Making New Spinal Neurons
Ed Yong | Feb 25, 2014
With a single gene, scientists reprogram supporting cells in the spines of living mice into new neurons.