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The Miami Project announced today that the first of 8 patients with acute spinal cord injury (up to 42 days post-injury) has been enrolled in a long-awaited trial of Schwann cells. Here's the press release
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Neuralstem announced today
that it has been approved by the FDA to begin a Phase I safety trial of its neural stem cell line NSI-566 in patients with chronic spinal cord injury. The trial is open-label (no placebos or blinding of treatment) and will enroll up to eight ASIA A patients (complete -- no motor or sensory function, T2-T12), between one and two years after injury. Read More
Italian neuroscience pioneer Rita Levi-Montalcini died last week in her home in Rome. She was 103 and had been working right to the end. Her death was announced by Gianni Alemanno, the mayor of Rome, who called it "a great loss for all of humanity." He said Levi-Montalcini represented "civic conscience, culture and the spirit of research of our time." Read More