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2014-06-30 08:31:42

GERMANTOWN, Md., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) reports that its shares have been added to the broad-market Russell 3000(®) Index. Annual reconstitution of Russell's U.S. indexes captures the 4,000 largest U.S. stocks as of the end of May, ranking them by total market capitalization. Membership in the Russell 3000, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the large-cap Russell 1000(®) Index or small-cap Russell 2000(®) Index...

2014-06-25 10:25:31

Ohio State University Study in mice suggests immune cells fail to activate key messenger needed for repair In the complex environment of a spinal cord injury, researchers have found that immune cells in the central nervous system of elderly mice fail to activate an important signaling pathway, dramatically lowering chances for repair after injury. These studies were the first to show that spinal cord injuries are more severe in elderly mice than in young adults, corroborating...

rat after stroke
2014-06-14 03:00:12

University of Zurich Only if the timing, dosage and kind of rehabilitation are right can motor functions make an almost full recovery after a large stroke. Rats that were paralyzed down one side by a stroke almost managed to regain their motor functions fully if they were given the ideal combination of rehabilitative training and substances that boosted the growth of nerve fibers. Anatomical studies confirmed the importance of the right rehabilitation schedule: Depending on the therapeutic...

2014-05-27 23:09:46

Embarking on a truly global adventure, encompassing 34 locations worldwide — VisitandCare.com joined the Wings for Life Foundation to help fund research into curing spinal cord injuries. The event united individuals across the globe to run for those who can’t. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 VisitandCare.com helped to create a piece of history on May 4th, as the team geared up for the Wings For Life World Run 2014. The pioneering event embraced tens of thousands of runners for a...

2014-05-16 08:27:03

/PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) CEO and President, Richard Garr, will present at the World Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine Congress, on Thursday, May 22, at 11:35 a.m. BST in London, UK (http://www.terrapinn.com/conference/stem-cells/index.stm). Neuralstem is currently in a Phase II clinical trial to treat ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease) with its NSI-566 stem cells and has been approved to commence a Phase I study in spinal cord...

2014-05-08 08:34:19

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced the appointment of Sandford Drexel Smith to its Board of Directors, bringing the total number of board members to seven, five of whom are independent. Mr. Smith is the former President, International Group, and Executive Vice President of Genzyme Corporation. He also served on Genzyme's Executive Committee, where he reported directly to the Chairman and CEO. As President of the International Group,...

2014-05-05 10:36:11

Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered the developmental source for a key type of neuron that allows animals to walk, a finding that could help pave the way for new therapies for spinal cord injuries or other motor impairments related to disease. The spinal cord contains a network of neurons that are able to operate largely in an autonomous manner, thus allowing animals to carry out simple rhythmic walking movements with minimal attention—giving us the ability, for example, to...

2014-05-04 20:21:07

Calum Neff and Haley Chura are U.S. champions in worldwide game of chase SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a remarkable global race with no finish line, 35,397 runners from around the world simultaneously ran today in the first-ever Wings for Life World Run, a race dedicated to funding research into spinal cord injury. In the end, the last male and female running were Ethiopia's Lemawork Ketema in Austria and Elise Molvik in Norway, who ran for 48.83...

2014-04-30 16:31:31

Marc Buoniconti to Discuss the Partnership at the New York Metro Abilities Expo May 2nd and 3rd at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center MIAMI, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nick and Marc Buoniconti, in conjunction with The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, have announced a partnership with Permobil, a world leader in the wheelchair industry, to jointly promote mobility and paralysis research awareness. For...

2014-04-21 20:21:42

Thanks to Dr. Rezaian and his expert team, the back pain that results from spinal stenosis can be a thing of the past. LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Like any back surgery, spinal stenosis treatment can be a significant and emotionally taxing moment in a person's life - which is why it is essential to ensure that it is effective the first time by trusting treatment to experts like Dr. Seyed M. Rezaian. Whether you're seeking spinal stenosis treatment for the first time...


Latest Spinal cord Reference Libraries

Laminotomy
2013-04-30 09:59:37

Laminotomy is a procedure that works to decompress the spinal nerve root and/ or spinal cord by removing part of a lamina of the vertebral arch. This started as a hemilaminectomy which is the removal of half of the lamina, left or right, but now is the removal of portions of both sides of the lamina to allow for vertebral stability. Laminotomy is most often accompanied by a facetectomy which is the decompression of a spinal nerve root. How it is Performed When a laminotomy is...

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