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Are We Close To Repairing Spinal Cord Injuries?

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Certain injuries we are able to fix, and some we simply don't have the technology to fix. One of the more common unfixable injuries involve spinal cords, but Trace explains how science might be close to finding a way to repair nerves in the spine! Read More: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine http://www.nibib.nih.gov/science-education/science-topics/tissue-engineering-and-regenerative-medicine "Tissue engineering evolved from the field of biomaterials development and refers to the practice of combining scaffolds, cells, and biologically active molecules into functional tissues." Tissue Repair: Regeneration & Healing http://alucard-med.webs.com/tissue%20repair.pdf New Discovery Gives Hope That Nerves Could Be Repaired After Spinal Cord Injury http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-04/icl-ndg033114.php "A new discovery suggests it could one day be possible to chemically reprogram and repair damaged nerves after spinal cord injury or brain trauma." Gene Therapy Improves Limb Function Following Spinal Cord Injury http://www.eurekalert.org/emb_releases/2014-04/sfn-gti033114.php "Delivering a single injection of a scar-busting gene therapy to the spinal cord of rats following injury promotes the survival of nerve cells and improves hind limb function within weeks, according to a study published April 2 in The Journal of Neuroscience." Watch More: Can Gene Therapy Cure Blindness? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA-TNhgYwpc TestTube Wild Card http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-452-time-perception?utm_campaign=DNWC&utm_medium=DNews&utm_source=YT Why Can't We Regrow Teeth? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wETbxYz0DNI ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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Neuroprosthetics and robot rehabilitation wake up the "spinal brain" and restore voluntary movement. (http://courtine-lab.epfl.ch/). Additional footage by Jeff Desmarchelier (Erebus films - Rewalk webdocumentaire) Rats with spinal cord injuries and severe paralysis are now walking (and running) thanks to researchers at EPFL. Published in the June 1, 2012 issue of Science, the results show that a severed section of the spinal cord can make a comeback when its own innate intelligence and regenerative capacity—what lead author Grégoire Courtine of EPFL calls the "spinal brain"—is awakened. The study, begun five years ago at the University of Zurich, points to a profound change in our understanding of the central nervous system. It is yet unclear if similar rehabilitation techniques could work for humans, but the observed nerve growth hints at new methods for treating paralysis.
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http://www.anatomyzone.com 3D anatomy tutorial on the external anatomy of the spinal cord using the BioDigital Human (http://www.biodigitalhuman.com). Structures discussed in this video include: - vertebral column - intervertebral foramina - conus medullaris - filum terminale - cauda equina - spinal nerves - dorsal root - dorsal root ganglion - ventral root - afferent and efferent neurones - dorsal and ventral rami Join the Facebook page for updates: http://www.facebook.com/anatomyzone Follow me on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/anatomyzone Subscribe to the channel for more videos and updates: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=theanatomyzone
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http://www.anatomyzone.com 3D anatomy tutorial on the blood supply to the spinal cord using the BioDigital Human (http://www.biodigitalhuman.com). This tutorial covers the arterial supply and venous drainage of the spinal cord. Structures discussed include: - anterior spinal artery - posterior spinal arteries - vertebral arteries - subclavian artery - transverse processes of vertebrae - transverse foramina of vertebrae - intervertebral foramina - deep cervical arteries - posterior intercostal arteries - lumbar arteries - segmental spinal arteries - anterior and posterior radicular arteries - segmental medullary arteries - arteria radicularis magna/artery of Adamkiewicz - anterolateral and posterolateral spinal veins - anterior and posterior spinal veins - anterior and posterior radicular veins - internal vertebral venous plexus - external vertebral venous plexus - dura mater - extradural space - extradural space Join the Facebook page for updates: http://www.facebook.com/anatomyzone Follow me on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/anatomyzone Subscribe to the channel for more videos and updates: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=theanatomyzone
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Innovative research conducted in Lausanne, Switzerland has shown that a combination of neurotransmitters and electrical stimulation can restore movement to the lower limbs of previously paralysed rats. But in order for this motion to be made voluntarily the rats must be motivated to walk. This motivation comes in the form of cheering, visual cues, and of course, chocolate. Why Trees Are Amazing: http://bit.ly/TFilQ8 Space Junk: http://bit.ly/XlLdjG Why Astronauts Are Weightless: http://bit.ly/SuF2p1 Higgs Boson Update: http://bit.ly/Vw1Sgu
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http://www.anatomyzone.com Anatomy tutorial on the meninges of the spinal cord and the basic internal structure. This tutorial uses a diagram of a transverse section of the spinal cord to illustrate the following anatomical structures: - dura mater - arachnoid mater - pia mater - subdural space - subarachnoid space - denticulate ligament - dorsal root - dorsal root ganglion - ventral root - sensory afferent fibres - motor efferent fibres - dorsal horn - lateral horn - ventral horn - grey and white matter - dorsal, lateral, ventral funiculus - grey commissure - white commissure - central canal - ascending and descending spinal tracts - dorsal/posterior median sulcus - ventral/anterior median fissure Join the Facebook page for updates: http://www.facebook.com/anatomyzone Follow me on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/anatomyzone Subscribe to the channel for more videos and updates: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=theanatomyzone
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A new experimental treatment uses electricity to help people suffering from paralysis stand up and even walk! Could this technique provide a cure for some victims? Tara explains how this therapy works and if there's a future in this technology. Follow Tara on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TaraLongest Watch Tara on Hard Science: https://www.youtube.com/user/hardscienceshow Read More: 'Shocking' Study Gives Hope to Paralyzed People; Shows Electricity Helps Them Stand, Move Legs http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/shocking-study-hope-paralyzed-people-article-1.1749234 "'It could still be a life-changer for them,' experts say, but they also add that while this breakthrough is promising, 'there is no miracle cure on the way' for paralysis." Altering Spinal Cord Excitability Enables Voluntary Movements After Chronic Complete Paralysis in Humans http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/04/07/brain.awu038.full.pdf+html "The clinical diagnosis of having a motor complete lesion commonly classified by the American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale (AIS) as grade A or B is when there is no clinical evidence of volitional activation of any muscle below the lesion." Electrical Spinal http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-spinal-cord-stimulation-paralysis-20140407,0,103266.story "For those paralyzed due to spinal cord injury, the two-year mark post-accident often seems like a point of no return." Watch More: Mind Controlling Monkeys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N66xNpxJENg TestTube Wild Card http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-452-time-perception?utm_campaign=DNWC&utm_medium=DNews&utm_source=YT Is Salt Really Bad For You? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oci-TpwWRF4 ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq

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