Navigation Links
Stem Cell Technology Gives Hope in Spinal Cord Injuries

Recent research using stem-cell technology in rats with spinal-cord injuries has allowed them to walk again within two weeks//. The results of the study show promise for people with traumatic spinal-cord injuries.

According to lead author Dr. Stephen Davies, assistant professor of neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston the rats were given immature immune system support cells called astrocytes and this resulted in a 40-percent rise in nerve-fiber growth at the site of the injury in only eight days.

The results of the research is published in the April 26 in the open-access Journal of Biology. The Christopher Reeve Foundation has partly funded this research.

Stem cell technology for the repair of the central nervous system in humans has been the focus of several studies over many years. This study has shown advances in the use of that technology. Stem cells have the ability to respond to signals in tissue to become cells of that particular type of tissue.

Stem cells can be either of adult or embryonic origin. Adult stem cells are derived from the body’s tissue or organs whereas embryonic stem cells are derived from eggs fertilized in vitro.

Davies explains that the body normally creates scar tissue to prevent infection during any injury including a spinal cord injury. However this mechanism can have disastrous consequences on the spinal cord because scars inhibit nerve-fiber regeneration thereby leading to paralysis and other problems.

And for this very reason transplanting adult stem cells into an injured spinal cord does not encourage nerve growth. .

This led the Davies team to think of signaling cells similar to stem cells known as the glial-restricted precursors, or GRPs, to become a particular type of embryonic astrocyte which was considered to have a remarkable ability of repairing embryonic spinal cord. This in turn was considered for transplantation into adult
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New Technology In MRI Scan Help Test Brain Cancer Therapy
2. Emergence Of New Gene Scanning Technology In Disease Research
3. Scientists Develop New Technology To Find About Human Ancestors’ Teet
4. Scientists Consider About New Technology Called Nanotechnology
5. Prostate Cancer Can Be Treated By Application Of LASER Technology
6. Georgia Institute of Technology develops doppler Vein finder
7. Novel Technology For Early Detection of Gastrointestinal Cancer
8. Winter Blues Treated by Breakthrough Lighting Technology
9. Bio-Technology Initiatives to Feed Research On Sorghum Crop
10. Technology Can Help Fight Health Care Costs
11. Technology at its nano best: hand-held lab-on-a-chip for blood tests
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Stem Cell Technology Gives Hope Spinal Cord Injuries

(Date:7/11/2014)... New Albany dental expert Dr. Ronald Receveur knows ... $20,000 for new teeth. , “The cost may be alarming to ... Dr. Receveur said. , For those who have pain when they ... of embarrassment over their smile, dental implant costs aren’t ... enjoyable life. , Still, Dr. Receveur knows that a procedure like ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Based in Pearland, ... to residents of Brazoria County and surrounding counties. Recently, ... clinic is now accessible from Northbound Highway 288 and ... center where patients can get low-cost urgent care of ... from rare, finding places that can match the quality ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... More than 200 experts on aggression, who research issues ... attend the 21st World Meeting of the International ... Loews Atlanta Hotel, July 15-19. , Georgia State ... is held every other year on alternating continents. , ... from more than 20 different countries, which will help ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... D.C. (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 One ... for Bangladesh Worker Safety announced today it will extend ... to four months’ wages for workers displaced as a ... To date, Alliance inspections have resulted in the closure ... in all five cases, raising immediate safety concerns. In ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... In his latest blog post at ... CEO Per Wickstrom has listed 5 ways to follow-up ... an appointment, get information or sometimes even just return ... annoying is a skill that most people don’t have,” ... keep the dialogue moving without coming across as annoying ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Louisville Dental Expert Offers 5 Tips for Deciding Whether Cost or Value of Dental Implants are More Important 2Health News:Louisville Dental Expert Offers 5 Tips for Deciding Whether Cost or Value of Dental Implants are More Important 3Health News:Louisville Dental Expert Offers 5 Tips for Deciding Whether Cost or Value of Dental Implants are More Important 4Health News:Prime Urgent Care Announces New Access to the Clinic, Available from Northbound Highway 288 2Health News:Georgia State Hosts National Conference On Aggression 2Health News:Georgia State Hosts National Conference On Aggression 3Health News:Georgia State Hosts National Conference On Aggression 4Health News:Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety to Double Compensation for Displaced Factory Workers; Members Vote to Extend Wage Benefits from Two to up to Four Months 2Health News:Per Wickstrom’s Latest Blog Post Lists 5 Ways to Follow-up Without Being Annoying 2
... Health Care Purchasing,Initiatives, WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 ... hospital improvement initiative, The Leapfrog,Hospital Rewards Program ... hospitals for improvements in quality and resource,utilization. ... includes a,standardized measure set and scoring methodology, ...
... MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 6 Consumers are looking beyond,Vitamin ... cold and flu season.,With the variety of supplements ... supplements in order to choose effective,products., Paul ... University,of Minnesota and Director of Nutrition Research, Botanic ...
... CITY, Nov. 6 "In a remarkable turn of ... cosmetics, women around the,country have been applying a stretch-mark ... lines, wrinkles and crows, feet." Five years ago, these,words ... in the cosmetic,industry: a little-known American stretch-mark cream called,StriVectin-SD(R) ...
... that are Tasty and Healthy, WICHITA, Kan., Nov. 6 ... three things: fun, family and food. With so many,parties to ... can be,difficult to maintain your overall health and nutrition while ... FranklinCovey Holiday Stress Survey, more than 75,percent of respondents didn,t ...
... Nationwide School Grant Program Begins Its Third Year; Over $600,000 ... ... author and chef, is,looking for a few good moms -- those devoted ... and the makers of,Hidden Valley(R) Salad Dressings will host a Love Your ...
... Z Williams and Dr Christopher G Williams, both with Park Meadows Cosmetic ... local hospital to bring DIEP Flap breast reconstruction to Colorado patients. ... ... being diagnosed with breast cancer every year, new alternatives to breast ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The Leapfrog Group Launches Updated Hospital Rewards Program 2Health News:The Leapfrog Group Launches Updated Hospital Rewards Program 3Health News:Beyond Vitamin C 2Health News:Happy Birthday, StriVectin! The Skin Cream that Revolutionized the Anti-Aging Market 2Health News:Happy Birthday, StriVectin! The Skin Cream that Revolutionized the Anti-Aging Market 3Health News:Navigating Holiday Taste Temptations 2Health News:Navigating Holiday Taste Temptations 3Health News:Chef Art Smith, Moms and Schools Partner to Teach Kids to Love Their Veggies 2Health News:Chef Art Smith, Moms and Schools Partner to Teach Kids to Love Their Veggies 3Health News:Chef Art Smith, Moms and Schools Partner to Teach Kids to Love Their Veggies 4Health News:Chef Art Smith, Moms and Schools Partner to Teach Kids to Love Their Veggies 5Health News:Two Colorado Surgeons Become Pioneers In Microsurgical DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction 2Health News:Two Colorado Surgeons Become Pioneers In Microsurgical DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and ... national contracts that expand its portfolio to provide hospital ... These include manufacturer product and service agreements, as well ... IT consulting support. New Novation agreements ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014 Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), ... AMGN ) announced today that they have launched ... new therapeutic targets and develop novel therapies for ... affects millions worldwide. The MGH-Broad-Amgen collaboration brings together ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014  Humberto C. Antunes,  Galderma  worldwide CEO, will ... Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) at ... The event is January 17-20, 2014, at the Omni Orlando Resort ... The ODAC is a distinguished event that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Novation Information Technology VAR Contracts Offer Significant Savings to Hospitals 2Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 3Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 4Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 3Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 4
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: