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2012-06-07 23:03:17

New stem cell therapy program using the in SRT injection is a state-of-the-art spinal and joint rejuvenation procedure that is minimally invasive, fast to implement, and highly successful. Orange, CA (PRWEB) June 07, 2012 Dr. Thaiyananthan, also known as “Dr. Ty,” has become the first American surgeon to use inSRT stem cell therapy to treat spine diseases and joint pain. Dr. Ty, founder of the Brain and Spine Institute of California, and Dr. Tim Brahm, founder of BioDLogics,...

2011-12-02 01:45:04

One of the most common causes of disability in young adults is spinal cord injury. Currently, there is no proven reparative treatment. Hope that a stem cell population, specifically dental pulp stem cells, might be of benefit to individuals with severe spinal cord injury has now been provided by the work of Akihito Yamamoto and colleagues, at Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan, in a rat model of this devastating condition. In the study, when rats with severe spinal cord...

2011-11-22 17:30:09

University of Central Florida researchers, for the first time, have used stem cells to grow neuromuscular junctions between human muscle cells and human spinal cord cells, the key connectors used by the brain to communicate and control muscles in the body. The success at UCF is a critical step in developing "human-on-a-chip" systems. The systems are models that recreate how organs or a series of organs function in the body. Their use could accelerate medical research and drug testing,...

2011-10-28 12:15:05

Italian and Spanish scientists studying the use of stem cells for treating spinal cord injuries have provided the first evidence to show that meninges, the membrane which envelops the central nervous system, is a potential source of self-renewing stem cells. The research, published in STEM CELLS, develops the understanding of cell activation in central nervous system injuries; advancing research into new treatments for spinal injuries and degenerative brain disorders. The team focused...

2011-05-03 22:44:35

Rutgers researchers have developed an innovative new treatment that could help minimize nerve damage in spinal cord injuries, promote tissue healing and minimize pain. After a spinal cord injury there is an increased production of a protein (RhoA) that blocks regeneration of nerve cells that carry signals along the spinal cord and prevents the injured tissue from healing. Scientists at the W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience and Quark Pharmaceuticals Inc. have developed a...

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2010-11-16 06:35:00

StemCells Inc. has filed for Swiss regulatory approval for clinical trials of its nerve stem cells in patients with spinal cord injuries, the company said. The stem cell research and development firm expects to enroll about a dozen patients whose injuries are as much as 12 months old. StemCells CEO Martin McGlynn said in a phone interview with Reuters that until now, the main focus has been on the "acute spinal cord injury phase." Although that is an important area that needs addressing,...