Lorna Bo

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Can Spinal Cord Injury Be Cured Through Neuroregeneration?

Can Spinal Cord Injury Be Cured Through Neuroregeneration?


Abstract     The origins of spinal cord injury can be traced back more than 4500 years, to the oldest known trauma text: the ancient Egyptian Edwin Smith Papyrus. It was here that spinal cord injury was first described by clinicians, who, even then, described it as an injury ‘not to be treated’ - an attitude that was to las...

Neuroinflammation: Friend, Foe, or Both?

Neuroinflammation: Friend, Foe, or Both?


Introduction Thanks to the blood-brain-barrier (BBB)—a structure made from specialised endothelial cells that prevents the passage of immune cells from the blood into the extracellular fluid of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system)—the brain enjoys a special immunological privilege. However, research over the past few deca...