One big step for Geron: Therapy that enabled paralyzed rats to walk ready for test on humans, stem-cell firm says

(Editor’s note: This will have implications for Dejerine-Sottas research in the future:) Using human embryonic stem cells, the Menlo Park company has developed a therapy that enables paralyzed rats to walk and that it claims shows no dangerous side effects Continue reading One big step for Geron: Therapy that enabled paralyzed rats to walk ready for test on humans, stem-cell firm says

Bone Marrow Cell Transplants Help Nerve Regeneration

ScienceDaily (Dec. 5, 2007) — A study carried out by researchers at the Kyoto University School of Medicine has shown that when transplanted bone marrow cells (BMCs) containing adult stem cells are protected by a 15mm silicon tube and nourished Continue reading Bone Marrow Cell Transplants Help Nerve Regeneration

Nano World: Nano for stem-cell research

From The Washington Times: Cutting-edge nanotechnology is beginning to help advance the equally pioneering field of stem-cell research, with devices that can precisely control stem cells and provide self-assembling biodegradable scaffolds and magnetic tracking systems, experts told UPI’s Nano World. Continue reading Nano World: Nano for stem-cell research

Reinnervation research from The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

Thanks again to CMTUS for this interesting article about current stem cell based reinnervation research. Looks promising! Click more to read the rest. Abstract from Neuroscience. 2005;130(3):619-30 The immunophilin ligand FK506, but not the P38 kinase inhibitor SB203580, improves function Continue reading Reinnervation research from The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis