Hi all, I know there's not much new under the sun here, this was mentioned awhile ago but the video is great for newbies like me and oldbies too! I stumbled across this on the Research Channel and was fascinated by it all.
Also it is good at explaining in picture form some of the various processes as it relates to oligodendrocytes, myelin, calcium and sodium channels, etc etc.
FWIW applies here of course.
This is the online article. The video is on there also, but it is 1 hour in length and not everything on there is relevant. Obviously anything related to nerve injury/repair is applicable to us either directly or indirectly. They talk about stem cells too.
I took the time to chop up the relevant stuff into (3) 10 minute videos and put them on youtube. I liked the whole thing, but if you want to fast forward to the "good stuff" view Part 3!
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36pfJuOvVWI
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWk1eJPXELg
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekHYiyJNkaQ
SNIP: Produced by:
University of Washington
What prevents recovery of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)? Hear a general overview of SCI as well as personal accounts of spinal cord injury, followed by an examination of SCI recovery obstacles. Dr. Michael Fehlings, professor of neurosurgery at the University of Toronto and medical director of the Krembil Neuroscience Center in Toronto, provides an insightful overview of regeneration obstacles to SCI recovery. One of the biggest areas of controversy lies in the applicability of animal research to the actual human clinical reality, termed “translational research.” Such application of animal research results to their human counterparts can provide false hope. A clinical SCI researcher also reviews the results of translational research into SCI care.
RRMS Dx'd 2007, first episode 2004. Bilateral stent placement, 3 on left, 1 stent on right, at Stanford August 2009. Watch my operation video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwc6QlLVtko
, Virtually symptom free since, no relap