Scientists at the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute reportedly generated induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells lines from skin samples of patients with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) and developed a protocol to induce the stem cells into becoming oligodendrocytes.
UCI Reeve-Irvine researchers report that a therapy blend of salmon fibrin injections into the spinal cord and injections of a gene inhibitor into the brain, restored voluntary motor function impaired by spinal cord injury (SCI) during a study on rodents.
Cleveland Clinic researchers report that microglia can help synchronize brain firing, protecting the brain from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and may also slow the progression of neurodegenerative diseases.
The blood biomarkers serum albumin and creatinine may be linked to survival in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), researchers say.
According to a recent study, high school lacrosse players sustained 1,406 injuries during 4 academic years from 2008 to 2012, and more than 22% of those injuries were concussions; the second most common injury diagnosis behind sprains and strains (38%).
In a study encompassing the use of fruit flies, scientists at VIB and KU Leuven say they have demonstrated that over-activity of the enzyme HDAC6 in the nerve ends aggravates symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
As an increasing number of patients aged 80 years and older undergo elective orthopaedic surgery, a new study indicates that these surgeries are generally safe, with mortality rates on the decline for total hip (THR) and total knee (TKR) replacement and spinal fusion surgeries.
Research suggests that fewer Americans are having strokes and individuals who have sustained a stroke have a lower risk of death.
Patients treated in inpatient rehabilitation hospitals facilities exhibited better long-term clinical outcomes than those treated in skilled nursing facilities following the implementation of the revised 60% Rule, according to a recent study released at a July 10th Congressional briefing hosted by Senators Tim Johnson (D-SD), and Mark Kirk (R-Ill).
Results observed in an animal model reveal hidden differences in the properties of neural circuits that may account for whether animals are behaviorally susceptible to brain injury, and may also hold promise in the treatment for brain trauma, according to researchers at the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University.