New treatment targeting senescent cells boosts functional recovery from spinal cord injury

Senescent cells prevent tissue recovery following spinal cord injury, and a new drug targeting these cells could therefore improve functional recovery capacity. Spinal Cord Injury. Image Credit: Viacheslav Nikolaenko/Shutterstock.com Exploring treatments for spinal cord injury in animal models Notorious for having a poor ability to recover from spinal cord injuries, mammals often suffer from whole-body paralysis following such recoveries. This […]

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Introducing a neuro regenerative gene into mice with spinal cord injury improves motor function

Nagoya University researchers have identified a gene that plays a crucial role in regenerating neurons of African clawed frog tadpoles, which has an unusually high capacity for nerve regeneration. Their study, recently published in the journal iScience, showed that introducing the gene into mice with spinal cord injury (SCI) led to a partial recovery of their lost motor functions. These […]

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University of Calgary studying relationships built during spinal cord injury rehab

The University of Calgary is conducting a new study that takes a closer look at the relationship between spinal cord injury (SCI) survivors and their caregivers. The study is financed by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation and both the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta are collecting data. Dr. Bonnie Lashewicz, the lead investigator of the study, said […]

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