Current advancements in the management of spinal cord injury: A comprehensive review of literature.

Conclusion: Despite recent advancements, more clinical trials on a larger scale and further research are needed to provide better treatment modalities of this devastating neurological disease. PMID: 31966921 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

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Authors: Kang J, Zhang C, Zhi Z, Wang Y, Liu J, Wu F, Xu G Abstract We aimed to evaluate the therapeutic effects of exosomes, which were collected from human neuroepithelial stem cells (HNESCs) treated by miR-29b mimics, on the treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI). Computational analysis, real-time PCR, Western blot analysis and TUNEL assay, a BBB score system, the Nissl staining and IHC assay were conducted to explore the molecular signalling pathway underlying the function of exosomes in SCI. Exosomes isolated from cells treated with HNESC exhibited the strongest inhibitory effect on cell apoptosis while exhibit...
Source: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Tags: Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol Source Type: research
This study suggests that the CS/Sr-HAP nanocomposite scaffold has great potential for promoting the spinal cord repair.Graphical abstract
Source: Materials Letters - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: MiR-126-modified MSC-exos protect neurons of rats with SCI, stimulates axon regeneration, and improves the recovery of limb motor function after SCI. PMID: 32016949 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
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Source: Cell Biology International - Category: Cytology Authors: Tags: Cell Biol Int Source Type: research
Spinal cord injury (SCI) can lead to severe motor and sensory dysfunction with high disability and mortality. In recent years, mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-secreted nano-sized exosomes have shown great potentia...
Source: Journal of Neuroinflammation - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Regeneration is the natural process of replacing or restoring cells that have been lost or damaged due to injury or disease. A few animals can regrow entire organs or other body parts, but most have limited abilities to regenerate. Scientists in the field of regenerative medicine study how some animals are able to rebuild lost body parts. By better understanding these processes and learning how to control them, researchers hope to develop new methods to treat injuries and diseases in people. Take this quiz to test what you know about regeneration and regenerative medicine. Then check out our Regeneration fact sheet a...
Source: Biomedical Beat Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Genes Cellular Processes Regeneration Source Type: blogs
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Neuropathic pain causes severe suffering, and most patients are resistant to current therapies. A core element of neuropathic pain is the loss of inhibitory tone in the spinal cord. Previous studies have shown that foetal GABAergic neuron precursors can provide relief from pain. However, the source of these precursor cells and their multipotent status make them unsuitable for therapeutic use. Here, we extend these findings by showing, for the first time, that spinally transplanted, terminally differentiated human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived GABAergic (iGABAergic) neurons provide significant, long-term, and safe r...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Abstract spinal cord injury (SCI) is a traumatic damage that can causes a loss of neurons around the lesion site and resulting in locomotor and sensory deficits. Currently, there is widely attempts in improvement of treatment strategy and cell delivering to the central nervous system (CNS). The usage of hyaluronic acid (HA), the main components of the ECM in CNS tissue and neural stem cells (NSCs) niche, is a good selection that can increase of viability and differentiation of NSCs. Importantly, we demonstrate that encapsulation of human embryonic stem cell derived-neural stem cells (hESC-NS) in HA-based hydrogel ...
Source: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Int J Biol Macromol Source Type: research
Abstract Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating event which caused high mortality and morbidity. Recently, nucleotide-binding domain-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome has been showed to act a critical t role in the secondly injury phase of SCI. In current study, we aimed to investigate the effect and underlying molecular mechanisms of extracellular vesicles derived from epidural fat (EF)- mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for the treatment of SCI. Ninety-six Sprague-Dawley rats were used for current study and randomly divided into four groups: sham group, SCI group, SCI + Saline group, SCI&...
Source: Neurochemical Research - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Neurochem Res Source Type: research
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