Global SCI Research News (page 20)

Cure related research news from around the world

Latest on clinical trials for SCI in Japan

Dr. Masatoshi Ito, Executive Director of the Japan SCI Foundation recently gave an update of the clinical trial progress in Japan at Working 2 Walk 2014 hosted by Unite 2 Fight Paralysis. “Current SCI clinical studies in Japan include…

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A spinal cord injury can also cause brain damage

University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) researchers have found for the first time that spinal cord injuries (SCI) can cause widespread and sustained brain inflammation that leads to progressive loss of nerve cells, with associated cognitive problems and…

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Serotonin causes spasms in spinal cord injury patients

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark studied the enzyme L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) in animal models with spinal cord injury and Parkinson’s disease. The enzyme, the researchers believe, contribute to the manufacture of serotonin. The serotonin activates muscle…

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