UAB Spinal Cord Injury Model System

Research for Cure

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS) answers the most common questions about Research for a Cure in Spinal Cord Injury. Read the answers.


FDA gives Miami Project to Cure Paralysis Green Light to begin Human Clinical Trail

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received permission from the Food and Drug Administration to begin a revolutionary Phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate the safety of transplanting human Schwann cells to treat patients with recent spinal cord injuries.

Research for a Cure in Spinal Cord Injury (PDF)
A review of the types of research being conducted in a cure for spinal cord injury and how potential cure strategies might be applied. This and other InfoSheets are provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS).

Stem Cells and Regeneration of the Spinal Cord: Practical Barriers and New Cell Technologies
This is an educational video program of a forum for persons with SCI and their friends, family members and caregivers. Forums are offered by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). Presented on May 12, 2009.
 
Repairing the spinal cord from within: Regeneration potential of the adult spinal cord .
This is an educational video program of a forum for persons with SCI and their friends, family members and caregivers. Forums are offered by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS).

Research: Stem Cells
This is one of the Educational Brochures from the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury SystemSpanish

Healthy Now, Ready for the Future: Being Prepared for Clinical Trials
Lindsay Huisman, Restorative Therapies, October 2010, New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (NERSCIC) Lecture

Developing Stem Cell Treatments for SCI
Hans Keirstead, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Reeve-Irvine Research Center, Co-Director, Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, University of California at Irvine, September 2008 New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (NERSCIC) Annual Consumer Research Conference, Boston, MA

Building a Foundation for the Future: Stem Cells, Embryos and Ethics
William Hurlbut, M.D., Neuroscience Institute at Stanford, Stanford University Medical Center, September 2008 New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (NERSCIC) Annual Consumer Research Conference, Boston, MA

Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury is Possible Today: From Stem Cells to Activity Based Restoration Therapies
John McDonald, M.D., Ph.D., International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, September 2008 New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (NERSCIC) Annual Consumer Research Conference, Boston, MA

Progress, Promise, and Priorities in Spinal Cord Injury Research
Maria Amador, BSN, CRRN, Director of Education, Program Information & Referral, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, November 2007 New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (NERSCIC) Annual Consumer Research Conference, Boston, MA

Clinical Trials: From Knowledge to Action
Andrei Krassioukov, M.D., Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, School of Rehabilitation, UBC, Department of PM & R, UWO, October 2006 New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (NERSCIC) Annual Consumer Research Conference, Boston, MA

An Introduction to the Science of Stem Cells
Christopher Thomas Scott, Stanford University Program on Stem Cells in Society, October 2006 New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (NERSCIC) Annual Consumer Research Conference, Boston, MA