Friday, March 3, 2017

Two Be Continued? Two Studies, Two Treatments

Two links with two angles for SCI research:

One article describes the "Neuro-Spinal Scaffold," an innovation of InVivo Therapeutics.  Designed specifically for thoracic injuries and to be implanted immediately after the injury, a scaffold inserted inside the spinal cord apparently works against the development of harmful scar tissue.

The second article is about a limited stimulation treatment study conducted at the BioMag Laboratory (Helsinki University Hospital).  Successful ongoing application suggests that it may help with regaining movement, even two years after the injury.

A big point here is that the different methods involve very different time periods.  Scaffolding is being tried soon after the injury.  Stimulation, much later.  And both show some promise - hopefully similar updates to come soon.

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