Items Tagged ‘spinal cord injury’

March 6, 2020

Improving remyelination for spinal cord injury: Arthur Warrington, Ph.D.

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Mayo Clinic researchers are probing potential ways to unleash the human body’s ability to heal neurological disorders like spinal cord injuries or multiple sclerosis. Myelin is the protective covering that surrounds nerve fibers in the brain, optic nerves and spinal cord. Demyelination, or injury to the myelin, slows electrical signals between brain cells, resulting in […]

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Tags: Arthur Warrington, MS, multiple sclerosis, Neurology, regenerative medicine, spinal cord injury


January 10, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research Discovers a Molecular Switch for Repairing Central Nervous System Disorders

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

A molecular switch has the ability to turn on a substance in animals that repairs neurological damage in disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Mayo Clinic researchers discovered. The early research in animal models could advance an already approved Food and Drug Administration therapy and also could lead to new strategies for treating diseases of […]

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Tags: #Dr. Isobel Scarisbrick, #multiple scleroris, #nerve regeneration, #schizophrenia, #thrombin receptor, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, myelin regeneration, spinal cord injury


Top ways regenerative medicine is advancing the health care of tomorrow for patients today

December 26, 2019

Top ways regenerative medicine is advancing the health care of tomorrow for patients today

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Regenerative medicine accelerated from the bench into the practice in new ways in 2019, ushering in an era of care focused on the body’s amazing ability to heal itself. Bolstered by robust research, Mayo Clinic is at the forefront of delivering new therapies that restore form and function to diseased cells, tissues, or organs — […]

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Tags: #Birth defects, #CART T-cell therapy, #Lymphedema, #Organ Transplants, #Regenerative therapies, #Spina Bifida, cancer, Dr. Andre Terzic, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, spinal cord injury


November 27, 2019

Mayo Clinic research is a step toward hope for spinal cord injuries

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

Early research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings examines the first case at Mayo Clinic of stem cell therapy tested in humans for spinal cord injury. The case study found stem cell intervention, which took place after standard surgery, and physical and occupational therapy, restored some function in a patient with spinal cord injury. The report, […]

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Tags: #Mayo Clinic Proceedings, #Spinal cord injury research, #stem cell lumbar puncture, #stem cell research, Dr. Allan Dietz, Dr. Mohamad Bydon, Dr. Wenchun Qu, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, spinal cord injury


June 18, 2019

6 “firsts” in advancing regenerative medicine toward patient care

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

A statewide bipartisan initiative is transforming health care from a focus on treating disease to one of tapping the body’s ability to heal itself. Regenerative Medicine Minnesota is a legislative initiative aimed at improving health by advancing regenerative medicine in research, technology, education and patient care across the state. Minnesotans statewide struggle with chronic conditions […]

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Tags: #Dr. Jakub Tolar, #regenerative medicine eduation, #stem cell research, #University of Minnesota Medical Schoo, artificial liver, Dr. Andre Terzic, fetal surgery, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Medical Research, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, spinal cord injury


October 4, 2018

Spinal Cord Stimulation, Physical Therapy Help Paralyzed Man Stand, Walk With Assistance

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc

Spinal cord stimulation and physical therapy have helped a man paralyzed since 2013 regain his ability to stand and walk with assistance. The results, achieved in a research collaboration between Mayo Clinic and UCLA, are reported in Nature Medicine. With an implanted stimulator turned on, the man, Jered Chinnock, was able to step with a front-wheeled […]

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Tags: Dr. Kendall Lee, Dr. Kristin Zhao, Dr. Peter Grahn, epidural electrical stimulation, medical engineering, Medical Research, Neuroregeneration, neurosurgery, paralysis, spinal cord injury


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