Congratulations to Lana Zholudeva for being awarded the 2017 Dean's Fellowship for Excellence in Collaborative or Themed Research!
Our research team was awarded funding from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation and the Lisa Dean Moseley Foundation, to pursue cell therapy studies for promoting spinal cord repair. Our many thanks to these foundations for supporting our research!
Drexel University, College of Medicine holds a Neuroscience Summer Camp for high school juniors and sophomore students, who demonstrate a strong interest in neuroscience research. The Camp teaches students neurobiology and offers the opportunity to gain hand-on experience with ongoing research.
Each year, a group of students works with the Lane Lab research team on a spinal cord injury research project. This years team of students used viral tracing methods to examine the phrenic neuronal circuitry within the normal and injured spinal cord.
Lana Zholudeva published results now showing that spinal V2a interneurons are recruited into injured pathways after spinal cord injury. Ongoing work now aims to harness therapeutically target this cell type.
New paper released by Tanya Bezdudnaya from our research team, shows that spinal cord injury affects function of respiratory cells in the brainstem soon after injury. We don't yet know how this might affect recovery of breathing after injury
The March for Science in Philadelphia on Saturday saw a turn out of thousands supporting Science!
New article co-authored with several leading spinal cord scientists, highlights current technology and research in the field of spinal cord injury
Dr Lane will be speaking at the Stem Cell Cures Consortium conferences on June 8th at the Gladstone Institutes. Other confirmend speakers are Stem Cell Expert Dr. Hans Keirstead, CIRM Chair emeritus Bob Klein, Dr.Ed Wirth, SF Supervior Jeff Sheehy
Vice released a report on the In Vivo Therapeutis trial:
This new paper explores projections coming into the spinal cord that are asscoiated with the phrenic motor system, which may represent a target for enhancing plasticity
The 2017 Australian of the Year Award goes to spinal cord injury and stem cell scientist - Professor Alan Mackay Sim. Congratulations! Prof Mackay Sim's acceptance speech highlights the need for investment in spinal cord injury research. Scientists around the world are making tremendous progress and we hope to see that continue.
Asterias Biotherapeutics announces that functional improvement has now been seen in spinal cord injured patients receiving OPC transplants
Recent review paper on the use of cell therapy for spinal cord injury - the benefits, the caveats and the difficulties
Congratulations to Tanya Bezdudnaya, who was awarded the 2016 The Edward Jekkal Muscular Dystrophy Research Fellowship, to assess the therapeutic effects of muscle stimulation following cervical spinal cord injury.