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Neural stem cells (NSCs) expressing GFP were embedded into fibrin matrices containing growth factor cocktails and grafted to sites of severe spinal cord injury. Grafted cells differentiated into multiple cellular phenotypes, including neurons, which extended large numbers of axons over remarkable distances. Extending axons formed abundant synapses with host(More)
UNLABELLED Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from a healthy 86-year-old male were differentiated into neural stem cells and grafted into adult immunodeficient rats after spinal cord injury. Three months after C5 lateral hemisections, iPSCs survived and differentiated into neurons and glia and extended tens of thousands of axons from the lesion(More)
We subjected rats to either partial midcervical or complete upper thoracic spinal cord transections and examined whether combinatorial treatments support motor axonal regeneration into and beyond the lesion. Subjects received cAMP injections into brainstem reticular motor neurons to stimulate their endogenous growth state, bone marrow stromal cell grafts in(More)
High-level spinal cord injury can lead to cardiovascular dysfunction, including disordered hemodynamics at rest and autonomic dysreflexia during noxious stimulation. To restore supraspinal control of sympathetic preganglionic neurons (SPNs), we grafted embryonic brainstem-derived neural stem cells (BS-NSCs) or spinal cord-derived neural stem cells (SC-NSCs)(More)
A perfused, in situ rabbit lung preparation was used to study the diffusion of tritiated water and labeled lipophilic solutes from the airways into the pulmonary vasculature. Following instillation into the airways, initial concentrations of labeled ethanol and butanol in the left atrial outflow usually exceeded those of 3H2O when the lungs were perfused at(More)
Steward and colleagues report that implants of E14 rat spinal-cord-derived multipotent neural progenitor cells are associated with ectopic deposits of cells, occasionally at long distances from a T3 spinal cord lesion and grafting site. Of 20 grafted rats, half showed ectopic cell deposits. One rat had a deposit of cells in the 4 th ventricle, from which(More)
Neural stem cells (NSCs) can self-renew and differentiate into neurons and glia. Transplanted NSCs can replace lost neurons and glia after spinal cord injury (SCI), and can form functional relays to re-connect spinal cord segments above and below a lesion. Previous studies grafting neural stem cells have been limited by incomplete graft survival within the(More)
Replication of published studies is an important and respected aspect of the conduct of science. Most would argue that the interpretation of "negative" outcomes is still more challenging than the interpretation of "positive" findings, however, due to uncertainty in knowing precisely why a hypothesized outcome was not observed: in particular, are "negative"(More)
Two reasons may be responsible for the poor grasp of the linguistic concepts related to literacy acquisition by preservice and in-service teachers: a lack of attention given to such concepts by teacher educators (college faculty members) and a lack of relevant information provided in the textbooks used in college courses. In an earlier study, the authors(More)
Bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) have been reported to exert potential neuroprotective properties in models of neurotrauma, although precise mechanisms underlying their benefits are poorly understood. Despite this lack of knowledge, several clinical trials have been initiated using these cells. To determine whether local mechanisms mediate BMSC(More)