Monthly Archives: July 2014

Motoneuron-like cell transplantation and GDNF delivery for repair of SCI

Iranian scientists have show that  injected adipose-derived stem cells-transdifferentiated motoneurons combined with transplanted glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF)-gelfoam complex holds a great promise for repair of spinal cord injury. More information: Abdanipour A, Tiraihi T, Taheri T. Intraspinal transplantation of motoneuron-like…

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Chondroitinase clinical trial for paralysed dogs

During the past decade, numerous experiments in laboratory rodents have shown the benefits of injecting chondroitinase into regions of damaged spinal cord. Iowa State University researchers are running a randomised control trial treating paralysed dogs with chondroitinase and physical therapy…

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Team Dubois take on the City 2 Surf

On the 9th August Sydney will be taken over by tens of thousands of runners joining the fun of the City to Surf. Amongst them will be Team Dubois: five siblings running for their father who lives with paraplegia after…

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Melissa takes on the Age Run

In June this year Melissa Williams’ friend Ben came off his motorbike and fractured his neck. Thankfully his spinal cord has survived intact and he’ll make a full recovery but as Melissa say’s “accidents do happen and not everyone will…

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New study taps into genetics of spinal pain

Pain researchers at the University of Adelaide have launched a new study to investigate the underlying reasons why some sufferers of spinal injury have persistent pain and others don’t. People from South Australia and New South Wales who have suffered…

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