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Articles Tagged: Spinal Cord

German Scientists create lab-grown spinal cords

Published: November 28, 2014 | Category: News

Sonic Hedgehog proteinFor the first time, researchers in Germany have been able to create spinal cords in a Petri dish. To be more precise, they didn’t grow complete spinal cords, but neuroepithelial cysts, which are ellipsoid like and were about 60 μm in diameter. These cells express factors that are associated with spinal cord tissue and are in many ways similar to it.

Regenerative medicine is entering its golden age, with new techniques showing more and more promise; the list of tissues that can be grown from scratch and then used continues to grow, and it may not be long before we can add spinal cells to the list. Continue Reading »

Spinal Cord Lecture

Published: September 26, 2014 | Category: Information

Spinal Cord Lecture by Samuel Hirt. Information about spinal cord anatomy, Central Nervous System and the Peripheral Nervous System. Continue Reading »

Spinal Cord Basics

Published: July 27, 2014 | Category: Videos

Some people have no idea as to what the spinal cord does and why we even have one. Continue Reading »

Physio Spinal Cord

Published: July 21, 2014 | Category: Videos

High school Physiology class lecture on structure and function of the spinal cord. Continue Reading »

Spinal Cord injury therapies and medical situation in China

Published: July 11, 2013 | Category: Information

China will probably have 1 million people with spinal cord injury in 2020 (80,000 per year). One third of the spinal cord injury people in the world. The US has about 10,000 spinal cord injury patients per year.

Wise Young, MD, PhD Professor and Chair, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers University Director, W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience Presents a talk at the March 2008 Spinal Cord Workshop: “Spinal Cord Injury: What are the barriers to cure?” Continue Reading »

7 Surprising (And Odd) Facts About Spinal Cord Injuries

Published: June 3, 2013 | Category: Information

For most people, when they hear the word “quadriplegic,” their mind goes straight to an image of Christopher Reeve in his wheelchair. Or when they hear “spinal cord injury,” they think the worst of it is that we can’t walk.But how a body is affected and can still function despite the main nerve being down is quite something. From lesser-known secondary effects to the body’s impressive resiliency, here are seven surprising facts about spinal cord injuries. Continue Reading »

The Spinal Network

Published: May 16, 2013 | Category: Links
www.SpinalNetwork.org

www.SpinalNetwork.org

The Buoniconti Fund and National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), intend to jointly implement a coordinated national network of local support groups called the Spinal Network. Together, the Spinal Network will establish consistent standards for local groups wishing to provide support for the people living with Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders (SCI/D), with an emphasis upon groups that promote independence and active lifestyle community integration. Continue Reading »

A Spinal Cord Injury Can Happen to Anyone

Published: May 8, 2013 | Category: Featured Videos

A spinal cord injury can happen to anyone yet no one is prepared for life after the injury. Continue Reading »

Nutrition for people with spinal cord injuries

Published: March 15, 2013 | Category: Answers

Eat-Well,-Live-Well-with-Spinal-Cord-InjuryMaintaining health can prevent secondary complications from developing, new book says

oanne Smith and Kylie James knew that diet plays a significant role in the health of people with neurological disorders. But they couldn’t find published material to that back knowledge up.

So Smith, a registered nutritionist with a spinal cord injury, and James, a nutritionist and occupational therapist specializing in neurological disorders, decided to produce a book themselves. They did it with a grant from the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Continue Reading »

New Hope for Reversing the Effects of Spinal Cord Injury

Published: March 12, 2013 | Category: News

Sabaawy HatemNew Brunswick, NJ – Walking is the obvious goal for individuals who have a chronic spinal cord injury, but it is not the only one. Regaining sensation and continence control also are important goals that can positively impact an individual’s quality of life. New hope for reversing the effects of spinal cord injury may be found in a combination of stem cell therapy and physical therapy as reported in Cell Transplantation by scientists at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Continue Reading »