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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 "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 New Discovery Gives Hope That Nerves Could Be Repaired After Spinal Cord Injury "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 "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? TestTube Wild Card Why Can't We Regrow Teeth? ____________________ 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 Subscribe now! DNews on Twitter Anthony Carboni on Twitter Laci Green on Twitter Trace Dominguez on Twitter DNews on Facebook DNews on Google+ Discovery News Download the TestTube App:
Neuroprosthetics and robot rehabilitation wake up the "spinal brain" and restore voluntary movement. ( 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.
07:23 3D anatomy tutorial on the external anatomy of the spinal cord using the BioDigital Human ( 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: Follow me on twitter: Subscribe to the channel for more videos and updates:
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: Space Junk: Why Astronauts Are Weightless: Higgs Boson Update:
07:08 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: Follow me on twitter: Subscribe to the channel for more videos and updates:
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