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An interesting paper was published this week from the labs of Brian Cummings and Aileen Anderson
at the University of California, Irvine. Anderson is a member of the Reeve International Research Consortium on Spinal Cord Injury and married to Cummings. Their work with stem cells forms the basis of the ongoing clinical trial in Switzerland, sponsored by StemCells, Inc., transplanting fetal stem cells in people injured from a month to a year at time of surgery. Read More
A paper came out this week from the Stanford lab of Ben Barres, M.D., Ph.D. It’s titled "A Dramatic Increase of C1q Protein in the CNS during Normal Aging,
” and is a wonderful example of how conventional thinking has no monopoly on being right. It also makes a good case for the nervous system playing good cop/bad cop at the same time: we may protect and serve you but we can turn vicious on you too. Read More
is a blood pressure complication of spinal cord injury that affects those with injuries above the T6 level; this can be a life-threatening medical emergency that can lead to pulmonary embolism of stroke, but most folks can fairly quickly respond to AD and learn to prevent it. Read More