This seminar explains the impetus for launching studies, coming from the identification of chronic Spinal Cord Injury-related pain as one of the key continuing obstacles to quality of life after discharge from rehabilitation. A consensus process for prioritizing pain study topics will be described which included researchers, clinicians, physicians, SCI consumers, and research funders. A … Continued
Fish and some amphibians regenerate their spinal cords after injury. But this ability was lost as higher animals evolved. So, in humans after spinal cord injury, the stem-like cells in the adult spinal cord just start to divide, then stop without repairing the spinal cord. Dr. Michel Rathbone explains why this happens, and some exciting … Continued
Dr. Charles Tator speaks about stem cell research in Canada and around the world.