Neuroscience

Scientists develop low-cost device to make cell therapy safer

A tiny device built by scientists at MIT and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology could be used to improve the safety and effectiveness of cell therapy treatments for patients suffering from spinal cord ...

Medical research

Methods for bypassing and treating spinal cord injury

Grégoire Courtine, Jocelyne Bloch and their research team have been breaking new ground in the treatment of neurological disorders for over a decade. Here's a look at some of the promising new therapies they've developed.

Neuroscience

New biomarker predicts whether neurons will regenerate

Neurons, the main cells that make up our brain and spinal cord, are among the slowest cells to regenerate after an injury, and many neurons fail to regenerate entirely. While scientists have made progress in understanding ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Breathing memory depends heavily on time of day for hypoxia: Study

Neurochemical mechanisms that enable breathing memory—a form of neuroplasticity (the ability of the nervous system to change its activity in response to injuries) known as phrenic long-term facilitation—are very dependent ...

Medications

FDA panel says no to experimental ALS drug

An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday voted resoundingly against recommending a stem cell-based experimental treatment for ALS.

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