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New hope for spinal cord injuries: Silk from moths can be used to stabilize the injury and promote repair, according to experts

NEW HOPE FOR SPINAL CORD INJURIES: SILK FROM MOTHS CAN BE USED TO STABILIZE THE INJURY AND PROMOTE REPAIR, ACCORDING TO EXPERTS

British scientists have discovered a novel method of treating spinal cord injuries: modified silk from the Chinese Oak Silkmoth. By...

Britney Spears Thanks Selena Gomez For Getting Her Through a "Long Workout"

BRITNEY SPEARS THANKS SELENA GOMEZ FOR GETTING HER THROUGH A "LONG WORKOUT"

Britney Spears is putting in the work, b*tch! The fit performer's toned tummy and muscular legs didn't just happen overnight; Britney...

 
 
 
IAmScience Toni Morcos

IAMSCIENCE TONI MORCOS

By Erica Overfelt | Bond LSC Science and spaghetti are an unlikely combination. For Toni Morcos, this combination led her to research. “Growing...

Princess Eugenie's wedding dress shows off her spinal surgery scar

PRINCESS EUGENIE'S WEDDING DRESS SHOWS OFF HER SPINAL SURGERY SCAR

The bride chose Peter Pilotto to design her gown for the special day, and went without a veil.

 
 
 
Physical Therapy Management of Congenital Muscular Torticollis: A 2018 Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline From the APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy

PHYSICAL THERAPY MANAGEMENT OF CONGENITAL MUSCULAR TORTICOLLIS: A 2018 EVIDENCE-BASED CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINE FROM THE APTA ACADEMY OF PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY

Background: Congenital muscular torticollis is a postural deformity evident shortly after birth, typically characterized by lateral...

Bio Roundup: Nobel Prizes, Duchenne Steps, Guardant's IPO & More

BIO ROUNDUP: NOBEL PRIZES, DUCHENNE STEPS, GUARDANT'S IPO & MORE

Cancer immunotherapy is all the rage these days. The idea of harnessing the immune system to treat cancer has sparked billions of dollars...

 
 
 
Bio Roundup: Amarin's Stunner, Lung Cancer News, Data Dumps & More

BIO ROUNDUP: AMARIN'S STUNNER, LUNG CANCER NEWS, DATA DUMPS & MORE

Six years ago, a biotech called Amarin won FDA approval of a prescription fish-oil pill, Vascepa, because it could lower triglycerides,...

THANKS TO SPINAL STIMULATION, PARALYZED MAN WALKS THE LENGTH OF A FOOTBALL FIELD

Electrical stimulation combined with physical therapy may be the key to overcoming paralysis

 
 
 
Turning off the brain's pain center could treat chronic nerve pain, scientists discover

TURNING OFF THE BRAIN'S PAIN CENTER COULD TREAT CHRONIC NERVE PAIN, SCIENTISTS DISCOVER

The spinal cord usually has a block between signals for 'pain' and 'touch,' but not in those with nerve damage. Boston Children's Hospital...

 
 
 
CRISPR Gene Editing Method to Treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

CRISPR GENE EDITING METHOD TO TREAT DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

Boosting the expression of the gene for the protein dystrophin to 15% of normal levels could provide significant therapeutic benefits...

San Antonio's Spinal Stabilization Technologies Snags $11M Funding

SAN ANTONIO'S SPINAL STABILIZATION TECHNOLOGIES SNAGS $11M FUNDING

San Antonio -Spinal Stabilization Technologies, a company developing a medical device for degenerating spinal cord discs, has added...

 
 
 

IZANA STARTS PROOF-OF-CONCEPT TRIAL FOR SPINAL ARTHRITIS DRUG

U.K. startup Izana has started recruiting patients into its phase 2a trial of its anti-GM-CSF antibody namilumab in ankylosing spondylitis,...

 
 
 
The Device which is Revolutionising Treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries

THE DEVICE WHICH IS REVOLUTIONISING TREATMENT OF SPINAL CORD INJURIES

Sustaining a spinal cord injury is undoubtedly a traumatic experience, an experience which is universally and tremendously feared....

Bio Roundup: An Alzheimer's Head-Scratcher, OUTBio, GSK & Gilead Shakeups  

BIO ROUNDUP: AN ALZHEIMER'S HEAD-SCRATCHER, OUTBIO, GSK & GILEAD SHAKEUPS  

The devil is in the details, and key clinical trial results made that abundantly clear this week. Eisai and partner Biogen released...

 
 
 
An end to paralysis from spinal cord injury?

AN END TO PARALYSIS FROM SPINAL CORD INJURY?

A new study from Boston Children's Hospital has been able to help mice walk again by injecting a compound which helps reactive nerve...

AXOVANT LICENSES BENITEC MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY DRUG, CONTINUING PIVOT TOWARD GENE THERAPIES

Axovant has picked up global rights to Benitec Biopharma's gene therapy against oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy. The gene therapy,...

 
 
 

WITH TECH FROM SPINRAZA'S MAKER, FRENCH STARTUP DYNACURE GETS $55M TO TACKLE NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASE

Drug discovery powerhouse Ionis gave Biogen one of its biggest wins in recent times with the delivery of Spinraza, the spinal muscular...

Bio Roundup: Big Bucks For Calico, Data Dumps & The IPO Wave Rolls On

BIO ROUNDUP: BIG BUCKS FOR CALICO, DATA DUMPS & THE IPO WAVE ROLLS ON

If you're running a privately held biotech, the time to go public is now. Clinical data already in hand or not, biotechs have charged...