spastic paraplegia


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spastic paraplegia

[′spas·tik ‚par·ə′plē·jə]
(medicine)
Paralysis of the lower limbs with increased muscular tone and hyperactive tendon reflexes; commonly seen in diseases and injuries involving pyramidal tracts of the spinal cord.
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In pre-clinical work, the company's cells have extended the life of rats with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) as reported the journal TRANSPLANTATION, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University researchers, and also reversed paralysis in rats with Ischemic Spastic Paraplegia, as reported in NEUROSCIENCE on June 29, 2007, in collaboration with researchers at University of California San Diego.
The company's cells recently reversed paralysis in some rats with Ischemic Spastic Paraplegia in a study conducted at the University of California at San Diego, and published in the journal NEUROSCIENCE.
In addition to ALS, the company is also targeting major central nervous system conditions with its NSI-566 cell therapy platform, including spinal cord injury, ischemic spastic paraplegia and chronic stroke.
The rats suffered from Ischemic Spastic Paraplegia, a painful form of extreme spasticity and rigidity that causes permanent and untreatable loss of motor function and paralysis.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Spastic Paraplegia Foundation, P.
The company's cells have extended the life of rats with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) in a paper published in the journal TRANSPLANTATION in collaboration with John's Hopkins University researchers and also reversed paralysis in rats with Ischemic Spastic Paraplegia as reported in NEUROSCIENCE on June 29, 2007 in collaboration with researchers at University of California San Diego.
Pre-clinical work has shown Neuralstem's cells to extend the life of rats with ALS (as reported the journal TRANSPLANTATION, October 16, 2006, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University researchers), and also reversed paralysis in rats with Ischemic Spastic Paraplegia (as reported in NEUROSCIENCE; June 29, 2007, in collaboration with researchers at University of California San Diego).