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SLU Researchers Show that A3 Adenosine Receptor Can Activate “Off Signals” for Pain

Laboratory study turns off pain signal in spinal cord to provide relief from chronic pain April 16, 2015 ST.LOUIS — In a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, Saint Louis University scientists led by professor of pharmacological and physiological sciences Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D., discovered that drugs targeting the A3 adenosine

Paralyzed patients regain some sensory function after neural stem cell treatment

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 By: Michelle Castillo ~ CBS News For most people who are paralyzed, there is no treatment available to help them regain full function of their limbs. But, promising new research from a phase 1 study conducted at the University of Zurich sponsored by StemCells, Inc. shows that six months after the

Spinal Membrane As A Source Of Stem Cells May Advance Spinal Cord Treatment

Monday, October 31, 2011 By: Medical News Today Italian and Spanish scientists studying the use of stem cells for treating spinal cord injuries have provided the first evidence to show that meninges, the membrane which envelops the central nervous system, is a potential source of self-renewing stem cells. The research, published in STEM CELLS, develops

World-Renowned Spinal Cord Therapy Expert to Speak in Columbia on April 7

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 Press Release By: Missouri Cures Education Foundation Dr. John McDonald, who served as "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve's physician, will help honor Columbia residents Mary Anne McCollum, Ron Coleman and Bob Pund for their efforts to promote and protect stem cell research in Missouri. COLUMBIA – Dr. John McDonald, who developed the