3D-printed nerve stem cells could help repair damaged spinal cord

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have designed a device that could reconnect the damaged spinal cord. A silicone guide, covered in 3D- printed neuronal stem cells, can be implanted into the injury site, where it grows new connections between…

New drug restores breathing after spinal cord injury

Patients with high-level spinal cord injuries may face the inability to control their breathing. These patients often require artificial ventilation for the rest of their lives. Researchers have recently tested a substance called Hydrogel. The Hydrogel can deliver a neuron-protecting…

Drug may reduce chronic pain for spinal cord injuries

Researchers have discovered that a known neurotoxin may cause chronic pain in people who suffer from paralysis, and a drug that has been shown to remove the toxin might be used to treat the pain. The toxin, called acrolein, is…