Prof. Dani Offen: Israeli Scientists Make Paralyzed Rats Walk Again

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.

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Congratulations to Dr. Liad Mudrik

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