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    Barrow receives two grants worth a total of 900,000 from the ABRC

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    Barrow receives two grants worth a total of 900,000 from the ABRC

    The Arizona Biomedical Research Commission (ABRC) recently awarded Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Arizona State University (ASU) two grants worth $450,000 each to study spinal cord injuries and brain tumors.

    Barrow’s grant application for spinal cord injury research scored the highest of all submitted grants. Researchers at Barrow and ASU will use the grant to develop new hydrogels (liquids that gel) to stimulate the ends of damaged fiber on the spinal cord to grow and bypass the injured or scarred area of the spinal cord.

    Surgically placed at the site of spinal cord damage, the hydrogels form themselves into scaffolds, which will hopefully enable the cells and the ends of damaged fiber to cross the other side of the spinal cord avoiding additional damage of the infected area.

    "This study uses the latest in new materials from the bioengineering field that will be put to use against one of our most pressing problems in neurosurgery," says Mark Preul, M.D., Barrow Newsome Endowed Chair of Neurosurgery Research, who heads the grant along with bioengineer, Alyssa Panitch, Ph.D.

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    Both studies will be done in collaboration with Arizona State University and will take place over the next three years.

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    Barrow is world-renowned for its outstanding neurological and neurosurgical care. The center is routinely recognized as one of the top ten neuroscience centers in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
    Just great and fantastic to see, and no wonder they get such grants - imagine if those guys could work for a direct cure for chronics without hampering their efforts for acutes? Man, some has to contact them (Barrow’s) and persuade them to set up a subsidiary as for this. This is the best I have seen in a long time, clinicians like this, pushing SCI borders.
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    asia score,acute or chronic makes the diffrence when the scientists want to cure sci?just a question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adi chicago
    asia score,acute or chronic makes the diffrence when the scientists want to cure sci?just a question.
    Do a search on Barrow's, then talk about ASIA scores.

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