Spinal Cord Injury Treatment With Nasal Cells

Spinal Cord Injury Treatment With Nasal Cells

Nasal cells known as olfactory ensheathing cells, or OECs, may be the next big breakthrough in the treatment of spinal cord injury. Global news broke yesterday in the case of Darek Fidyka, a 38-year-old Bulgarian man who was paralyzed from the chest down following a knife attack that severed his spinal cord. Fidyka is now walking with the […]

Spinal Cord Injury Improved After Gene Therapy

Spinal Cord Injury Improved After Gene Therapy

On April 2, The Journal of Neuroscience published a study on the use of a single administration of a gene-therapy targeting scar tissue at the site of a spinal cord injury in rats. The gene therapy helped nerve cells survive, and improved function of the affected hind limbs over the course of weeks, raising the […]