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.
Attending the 2016 Symposium of the National Neurotrauma Society
Annual Meeting of the International Spinal Research Trust
Victoria Spruance was awarded first place in the presentation awards at the meeting for her work on neural cell transplantation to repair the injured cervical spinal cord.