spinal cord injury
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.
Enzyme Checks Neuronal Growth
Enzyme Checks Neuronal Growth
Kerry Grens | Dec 17, 2013
A microtubule-severing enzyme curbs the regeneration of damaged nerve cells.
Nose Cells Help Paralyzed Dogs
Nose Cells Help Paralyzed Dogs
Jef Akst | Nov 20, 2012
A transplant of cells from the lining of the nose helps dogs with spinal injuries walk again.
First hESC Trial Kaput
Jef Akst | Nov 15, 2011
Geron is terminating a clinical trial testing a human embryonic stem cell treatment for spinal cord injury.