Navigation Links
Swiss agency approves clinical trial of UCI-created neural stem cell therapy
Date:12/7/2010

A therapy developed by Aileen Anderson and Brian Cummings of UC Irvine's Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center in collaboration with researchers at StemCells Inc. will be the basis of the world's first clinical trial using human neural stem cells to treat spinal cord injury.

Swissmedic, the Swiss regulatory agency for therapeutic products, has authorized a Phase I/II clinical trial for chronic spinal cord injury, cases in which inflammation has stabilized and recovery has reached a plateau.

The trial will utilize StemCells Inc.'s proprietary purified human neural stem cells and will be conducted at the University of Zurich's University Hospital Balgrist, one of the world's leading medical centers for spinal cord injury and rehabilitation.

It's designed to assess both safety and preliminary efficacy in patients with varying degrees of paralysis who are between three and 12 months post-injury at the time of transplantation. Enrollment is expected to begin in early 2011.

"This is tremendously exciting news," said Anderson, UCI associate professor of physical medicine & rehabilitation and anatomy & neurobiology. "Human neural stem cells may hold great promise for helping people with spinal cord injuries regain lost function."

In their collaboration with StemCells Inc., Anderson and Cummings conducted eight years of preclinical studies in rodents that demonstrated the significant therapeutic potential of human neural stem cells.

Their efforts have shown how these cells, when transplanted into damaged spinal columns, can differentiate into neural tissue cells such as oligodendrocytes and early neurons and migrate to injury sites. In recent studies, the researchers found that the treatment restored hind-limb function in mice when transplanted in the early chronic period after spinal cord injury.

Other stem cell studies have focused on the acute, or early, phase of spinal cord injury, a period
'/>"/>

Contact: Tom Vasich
tmvasich@uci.edu
949-824-6455
University of California - Irvine
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Jion Beijing Great Wall International Travel Agency Immediate Exposure to China Expo 2010
2. Home Health Agency Owner Pleads Guilty in Connection with Detroit Fraud Scheme
3. MARC Coalition Applauds Agencys Alert Regarding Delay in Data Exchange Deadline
4. Aid Agency World Vision Granted $19m From USAID/OFDA for Haiti
5. Nurse Staffing Agency, FlexRN, Unveils New Corporate Branding & Website
6. International Collaboration: FDA and European Medicines Agency Agree to Accept a Single Orphan Drug Designation Annual Report
7. USHEALTH Career Agency Announces Americas Choice
8. Lloyds of London News Features New Life Agency, Inc.
9. Savannah, Georgia, Insurance Agency Celebrates Over 30 Years of Service
10. The European Medicines Agency Completes Validation Stage for InterMunes Marketing Authorization Application for pirfenidone
11. Agency Pioneer SVH Tours & Travel Launches AppleSpecials.com, New Travel Booking Web Site that Showcases First-Hand Videos and Last Minute Specials
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Swiss agency approves clinical trial of UCI-created neural stem cell therapy
(Date:4/27/2015)... (PRWEB) April 27, 2015 Telematics Berlin ... tier 1&2 suppliers, associations, CE players and the government ... has opened to the car. This year’s panel on ... DG-Move at the European Commission, is an opportunity to ... and define a European Automotive Security Standard for years ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... 27, 2015 Attorney Dan Newlin, of the ... and protecting his clients, took that commitment to a whole ... code which makes it easier for existing and potential clients ... building his brand and added value to the firm’s services, ... area where Newlin has law offices. , “I knew the ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... Scooter Direct is now offering Pride ... price of only $929.00, marked down from the MSRP ... is known for offering quality mobility solutions to its ... wheel chairs, lift chairs, and their accessories at unbeatable ... of Go Go Traveller Elite, a senior store manager ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... On the top floor of the luxurious Beverly ... Los Angeles, CA, Per Wickstrom had an in-depth conversation ... of Orange County” Gretchen Christine Rossi. , In ... “Salute to the Oscars” celebration, sponsored by Choices Recovery, ... Wickstrom, Rossi felt that the evening’s interviews would not ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) April 27, 2015 ... a ground-breaking solution to a problem that has ... marketing and advertising campaigns: by announcing the ... engine of its kind. , Officially launched ... industry and was created to index only marijuana-related ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Telematics Berlin: European Commission discuss a pan European Automotive Security Strategy 2Health News:Telematics Berlin: European Commission discuss a pan European Automotive Security Strategy 3Health News:Dan Newlin Hashtags It With #Dan 2Health News:Scooter Direct Offering Pride Go Go Traveller Elite 3-Wheel Scooter At Discounted Price 2Health News:Scooter Direct Offering Pride Go Go Traveller Elite 3-Wheel Scooter At Discounted Price 3Health News:Per Wickstrom Shares His Vision of Choices Recovery with Reality TV Star Gretchen Christine Rossi 2Health News:The WeedLife Network debuts its ground-breaking WeedLIVE cannabis industry search engine 2Health News:The WeedLife Network debuts its ground-breaking WeedLIVE cannabis industry search engine 3
... risk factor for active tuberculosis (TB) disease, according to a ... research analyzed data from nearly 17,000 individuals in Taiwan as ... While past studies have reported increased mortality among TB patients ... direct effect of smoking on active TB incidence using a ...
... ... professionals , ... August 23, 2009 -- An aging population and medical advances are a couple of ... (NRAF) is honoring the difference they make during the 2009 National Rehabilitation Awareness ...
... and methods, experts say simple CPR works best , SUNDAY, ... to participating in a flurry of activity when trying to ... IVs, placing a breathing tube, performing defibrillation to restart the ... advanced techniques saves lives as well as ordinary cardiopulmonary resuscitation, ...
... , LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 22 A top medical ... Legion and colleague veterans service organizations can play a key role ... national suicide prevention coordinator, in pointing to the 5,000 self-inflicted deaths ... of our responsibility to own up to that. There,s no reason ...
... YouTube ... , ... August 22, 2009 -- Over 50 million American men suffer from hair loss. With that ... male pattern hair loss sufferer, Kevin Nalty (a.k.a. "Nalts") to raise awareness about hair loss ...
... Aug. 7, 2009 Dr. Glen Weiss of ... this week announced two significant advances in treating lung ... Weiss, M.D., an Associate Investigator in TGen,s Cancer and ... TGen Clinical Research Services at Scottsdale Healthcare, made both ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Smoking increases risk of developing active TB 2Health News:Smoking increases risk of developing active TB 3Health News:Medical Advances, Population Changes Fuel Demand for Rehabilitation Professionals 2Health News:It's Back to Basics to Save a Life 2Health News:It's Back to Basics to Save a Life 3Health News:The American Legion Can Play Key Role in Vets' Suicide Prevention, Says VA 2Health News:Vlogging For Hair: YouTube Star 'Nalts' Promotes Hair Loss Awareness with Dr. Alan Bauman 2Health News:Vlogging For Hair: YouTube Star 'Nalts' Promotes Hair Loss Awareness with Dr. Alan Bauman 3Health News:Vlogging For Hair: YouTube Star 'Nalts' Promotes Hair Loss Awareness with Dr. Alan Bauman 4Health News:Advances in lung cancer research announced at conference 2
(Date:4/24/2015)... , April 24, 2015 Today, humanity takes a ... the singularity, and fat-free cronuts: 1-800 CONTACTS announces their new ... in just two taps. Two taps. New contacts. ... The app also features LensGauge which helps keep ... when you need to reorder. "Since our inception, ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... ATLANTA , April 24, 2015 Allowing ... naloxone could reduce drug overdose deaths that involve opioids, ... (CDC) study, "Disparity in Naloxone Administration by Emergency Medical ... Rural Communities," published in the American Journal of ... 16,000 deaths in the United States ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... -- IGI Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE MKT: IG), a ... announced the Company will hold a conference call at ... discuss the 1st quarter 2015 results. The ... dialing 1-888-346-3479. International participants should call 1-412-902-4260. Canadian participants ... into the IGI Laboratories, Inc. call. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Attention: We live in the future. Order contact lenses from your wrist with the 1-800 CONTACTS app for Apple Watch 2Expanding Naloxone use could reduce drug overdose deaths and save lives 2Expanding Naloxone use could reduce drug overdose deaths and save lives 3
... The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently issued ... a potentially contaminated nasal spray contact lenses that ... a testosterone booster (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ... reports FDA received from health care professionals and the public ...
... 1, 2011 Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ... (formerly Matrix Laboratories Limited) has received tentative approval from ... President,s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for its ... Tablets, 300 mg/100 mg. This product ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Mylan Receives Tentative FDA Approval Through PEPFAR for First Heat-Stable, Fixed-Dose Combination of Atazanavir Sulfate and Ritonavir Tablets for HIV/AIDS 2
Ohl periosteal elevators....
Semb periosteal elevators....
Sedillot periosteal elevators....
OHL periosteal elevator, 19 cm, 7-1/2"....
Medicine Products: