Paralyzed rats with severed spinal cords are walking again, after Israeli scientists restored their nervous function and sensation using tissue engineering.
The researchers, from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and Tel Aviv University, developed a method to repair the damaged spinal cord based on tissue engineering and implantation of stem cells, taken from the oral mucosa membrane in the mouth near the gums. The rats regained sensation and control of their lower limbs, the team reports.
Dr. Daniel Reznik
Prof. Roy Mukamel’s laboratory
Modulation of Sensory Perception by Voluntary Actions
Dr. Hila Parush
Prof. Inna Slutsky’s laboratory
Modulation of Hippocampal Synaptic Circuits by Somatosensory Deprivation
Dr. Yael Jacob
Prof. Talma Hendler & Belayed Prof. Eshel Ben-Jacob’s laboratory
Context Related Dynamics of Brain Networks; From Network Hierarchy to Network Based Neuro-Feedback.
A rapid brain learning mechanism has been identified that may save us a lot of memorization and practice.
Dr. Nitzan Censor, a brain researcher at the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Tel Aviv, invented a new brain mechanism of learning. This research was published at the Nature magazine.
Congratulations to Dr. Liad Mudrik for her selection of Forbes Israel’s list of influential women
Liad Mudrik is an esteemed researcher and lecturer with two doctorates, one in philosophy and one in neuroscience from Tel Aviv University.
For years, Mudrik has been able to combine these two worlds and make academic knowledge accessible to the public. In her appearances in the media, she conveys about the wonders of the human brain.
The full article appears in the July issue of Forbes Israel
Brandeis University neuroscientist Prof. Eve Marder, who just received an honorary doctorate from Tel Aviv University, spends most of her time researching lobsters and crabs. Read the full article in Jerusalem Post