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  1. Scientists at Rutgers and Stanford universities ....

    ...have created a new technology that could someday help treat Parkinson's disease and other devastating brain-related conditions that affect millions of people.

    The technology -- a major...
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    3D Printing spinal cord tissue?

    If they can print various other tissue types, why not print spinal cord replacement tissue?


    Using a sophisticated, custom-designed 3D printer, regenerative medicine scientists at Wake Forest...
  3. 3-D printed guide helps regrow complex nerves after injury

    Scientists have developed a first-of-its-kind, 3-D printed guide that helps regrow both the sensory and motor functions of complex nerves after injury. The groundbreaking research has the potential...
  4. Glial cells use lipids to direct neuron organization in the spinal cord

    Scientists have discovered that in addition to proteins, lipids are also necessary for guiding axons. The study shows how a phospholipid released by glial cells -- the cells in the nervous system...
  5. thanks for the info grammy! say, when's dr young...

    thanks for the info grammy! say, when's dr young going to start his trial? thanks again for the trial link!
  6. Human skin cells reprogrammed directly into brain cells

    Scientists have described a way to convert human skin cells directly into a specific type of brain cell affected by Huntington?s disease, an ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disorder. Unlike other...
  7. Dramatic growth of grafted stem cells in rat spinal cord

    Scientists have reported that neurons derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells and grafted into rats after a spinal cord injury produced cells with 10s of thousands of axons extending...
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    New light shed on nerve cell growth

    New light has been shed on the complex processes of nerve cell growth, showing that a particular protein plays a far more sophisticated role in neuron development than previously thought....
  9. Better way to grow motor neurons from stem cells

    Researchers report they can generate human motor neurons from stem cells much more quickly and efficiently than previous methods allowed. The finding will aid efforts to model human motor neuron...
  10. To ease shortage of organs, grow them in a lab?

    NEW YORK (AP) — By the time 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan finally got a lung transplant last week, she'd been waiting for months, and her parents had sued to give her a better shot at surgery.

    Her...
  11. Stem Cell Injections Improve Spinal Injuries in Rats

    May 27, 2013 — An international team led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine reports that a single injection of human neural stem cells produced neuronal...
  12. 3-D Printing Breakthrough With Human Embryonic Stem Cells

    Feb. 4, 2013 — A team of researchers from Scotland has used a novel 3D printing technique to arrange human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) for the very first time.
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    'Printing' a new spinal cord?

    Chris Anderson left his sweet job as editor in chief of Wired because he believes 3-D printing is going to be “bigger than the Web.”

    So far the technology, which enables desktop-size machines...
  14. Breakthrough in the Understanding of Embryonic Stem Cells

    ScienceDaily (Nov. 30, 2012) — A significant breakthrough in the understanding of embryonic stem cells has been made by scientists from the Smurfit Institute of Genetics at Trinity College Dublin....
  15. First Implantation of Prototype Bionic Eye With 24 Electrodes

    ScienceDaily (Aug. 31, 2012) — In a major development, Bionic Vision Australia researchers have successfully performed the first implantation of an early prototype bionic eye with 24 electrodes.
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  16. Mechanisms That Allow Embryonic Stem Cells to Become Any Cell in the Human Body Ident

    ScienceDaily (July 18, 2012) — New research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem sheds light on pluripotency -- the ability of embryonic stem cells to renew themselves indefinitely and to...
  17. New Technique May Help Severely Damaged Nerves Regrow and Restore Function

    ScienceDaily (Apr. 22, 2012) — Engineers at the University of Sheffield have developed a method of assisting nerves damaged by traumatic accidents to repair naturally, which could improve the...
  18. How Embryonic Stem Cells Orchestrate Human Development

    ScienceDaily (Apr. 5, 2012) — Yale researchers show in detail how three genes within human embryonic stem cells regulate development, a finding that increases understanding of how to grow these cells...
  19. New Procedure Repairs Severed Nerves in Minutes, Restoring Limb Use in Days or Weeks

    ScienceDaily (Feb. 3, 2012) — American scientists believe a new procedure to repair severed nerves could result in patients recovering in days or weeks, rather than months or years. The team used a...
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    Turn 'Signals' for Neuron Growth Identified

    ScienceDaily (Dec. 20, 2011) — A new paper scheduled for publication in the January issue of Nature Photonics describes the use of spinning microparticles to direct the growth of nerve fiber, a...
  21. Mice Stem Cells Guided Into Myelinating Cells by the Trillions

    ScienceDaily (Sep. 26, 2011) — Scientists at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine found a way to rapidly produce pure populations of cells that grow into the protective myelin coating...
  22. New Discovery May Eliminate Potentially Lethal Side Effect of Stem Cell Therapy

    ScienceDaily (Aug. 15, 2011) — Like fine chefs, scientists are seemingly approaching a day when they will be able to make nearly any type of tissue from human embryonic stem cells. You need nerves...
  23. Scientists Discover How to Control Fate of Stem Cells

    ScienceDaily (June 24, 2011) — Scientists from the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), an institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), in collaboration with the Cancer...
  24. Translating Stem Cell Research Into Therapies

    ScienceDaily (May 25, 2011) — A new article published by Cell Press in the May 26 issue of the journal Neuron provides comprehensive insight into the current status of neural stem cell research...
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    A New Program for Neural Stem Cells

    ScienceDaily (May 12, 2011) — Neural stem cells can do a lot, but not everything. For example, brain and spinal cord cells are not usually generated by neural stem cells of the peripheral nervous...
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