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Ancient feces reveal parasites described in earliest Greek medical texts
"Ancient faeces from prehistoric burials on the Greek island of Kea have provided the first archaeological evidence for the parasitic worms described 2,500 years ago in the writings of Hippocrates - the most influential works of classical medicine."

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Apparently, even Obama wanted to kill net neutrality https://tnw.to/2BBNl14

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The 8 Most Surprising Moments in ‘The Last Jedi’ http://ellemag.co/SRr1NRt

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NFL Week 15 Blitz Read: Several teams clinch playoff spots: The Patriots and Vikings clinched their respective divisions while the Jaguars are in the postseason for the first time since 2007. http://dlvr.it/Q6SZ0q

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Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan blast off for the International Space Station

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Is Eminem's Star-Studded Comeback Album 'Revival' The Worst Of His Career?
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All aboard the hype train...

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Google Launches 3 New Photo Apps Worth Trying

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America Hates the Republicans, and They Don’t Know Why http://nym.ag/2AL41zI

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Doug Jones Doesn't Think Trump Should Resign Due To Misconduct Allegations
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The newly-discovered planet, dubbed Kepler-90i, is a hot, rocky planet about 1.3 times the size of Earth.

It orbits Kepler-90 (also known as KOI-351, KIC 11442793 and 2MASS 18574403+4918185) once every 14.4 days and is so close to the star that its average surface temperature is believed to exceed 800 degrees Fahrenheit (427 degrees Celsius).

The outermost planet in this planetary system, Kepler-90h, orbits at a similar distance to its star as Earth does to the Sun.

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5 Best Backup And Restore Apps For Android

Smartphones have become an essential part of our daily life. Due to its increased role in our daily life, we end up storing many personal and work-related data in them. If anything goes wrong with your device then you will lose all your data.

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This was not just an algorithm update, it was a cultural shift, and Google was about to move the market.

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A selection of the finest night quotes to celebrate the beauty of the night and the importance of a good night's rest on the mind, body and soul. --> #inspiration #motivation #change

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Everyone has a person in their life whose behavior is toxic. You need to be smart not to let toxic people get to you. They might leave you emotionally hurt if you get involved in their game.

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The Coolest Science Paper: They cured Rat Spinal Injury

Using HumanbMouth Stemcells reeingeered into Astrocytes. And Building a temporary neuroscaffold around the break ( receipe included) with designed spongy tissue which secretes nerve regrowth factor.

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Cool videos at the end, too


Front. Neurosci., 31 October 2017 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2017.00589

Implantation of 3D Constructs Embedded with Oral Mucosa-Derived Cells Induces Functional Recovery in Rats with Complete Spinal Cord Transection

Javier Ganz1†, Erez Shor2†, Shaowei Guo2, Anton Sheinin3, Ina Arie4, Izhak Michaelevski3,5, Sandu Pitaru4, Daniel Offen1‡ and Shulamit Levenberg2*‡

1Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, Felsenstein Medical Research Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

2Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technion, Haifa, Israel

3Department of Neurobiology, The George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

4Department of Oral Biology, School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

5Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Ariel University, Ariel, Israel

Spinal cord injury (SCI), involving damaged axons and glial scar tissue, often culminates in irreversible impairments. Achieving substantial recovery following complete spinal cord transection remains an unmet challenge. Here, we report of implantation of an engineered 3D construct embedded with human oral mucosa stem cells (hOMSC) induced to secrete neuroprotective, immunomodulatory, and axonal elongation-associated factors, in a complete spinal cord transection rat model. Rats implanted with induced tissue engineering constructs regained fine motor control, coordination and walking pattern in sharp contrast to the untreated group that remained paralyzed (42 vs. 0%).

Immunofluorescence, CLARITY, MRI, and electrophysiological assessments demonstrated a reconnection bridging the injured area, as well as presence of increased number of myelinated axons, neural precursors, and reduced glial scar tissue in recovered animals treated with the induced cell-embedded constructs.

Finally, this construct is made of bio-compatible, clinically approved materials and utilizes a safe and easily extractable cell population. The results warrant further research with regards to the effectiveness of this treatment in addressing spinal cord injury.

Introduction

Spinal cord injury (SCI) results in structural and functional damage to neural circuitry, arising from axon loss, local inflammation, glial scarring, and progressive tissue cavitation extending beyond the boundaries of the primary lesion (Cregg et al., 2014). Allograft nerve transplantation, cell therapy, and implantation of engineered tissue have achieved partial functional recovery in SCI rodents (Ramon-Cueto et al., 2000; Coumans et al., 2001; Cao et al., 2004; Fouad et al., 2005; Guo et al., 2007; Pan et al., 2008; Lu et al., 2012, 2014).

Cell therapy relying on autologous cells capable of inducing neuroprotective and regenerative processes would be of significant potential for future clinical purposes.

Several types of autologous cells present attributes rendering them promising candidates for effective cell therapy.

Mesenchymal stromal cells from various sources and olfactory ensheathing cells are the most studied cell types for autologous transplantation, showing efficacy to ameliorate SCI in animal models and also in early human clinical trials

(Tabakow et al., 2013; Jarocha et al., 2014; Kakabadze et al., 2016; Assinck et al., 2017; Melo et al., 2017). These can be used in combination with scaffolds, genetic engineering, medium-based induction or co-transplanted with other cell types (Assinck et al., 2017).

Other cell types such as induced pluripotent-derived cells (Khazaei et al., 2016), dental pulp stem cells (Sakai et al., 2012), neural progenitors grafts (Lu et al., 2014; Kadoya et al., 2016) showed efficacy in treating SCI in animal models.

Human oral mucosa stem cells (hOMSCs) exhibit a neural crest-like stem cell phenotype, high expandability, which persists for over 70 cumulative population doublings, low interdonor heterogeneity and a negligible effect of aging on clonogenicity, growth and differentiation (Marynka-Kalmani et al., 2010). We recently reported that hOMSCs can be induced into astrocyte-like cells, which exhibit elevated secretion of neurotophic factors (NTFs), provide neuroprotection to motor neurons in vitro and enhance neural repair in rats with sciatic nerve injury (Ganz et al., 2014).

Tissue engineered (TE) scaffolds provide a 3D environment in which cells can attach, grow and differentiate, maintain cell distribution, and provide graft protection following transplantation (Levenberg and Langer, 2004).

Biodegradable scaffolds are of special importance for spinal cord repair since they can provide the initial protection for grafted cells and guidance for axons, while degrading after these processes are completed. We have shown that biodegradable poly(l-lactic acid)(PLLA)/polylactic-glycolic acid (PLGA) scaffolds support proliferation, differentiation, and organization of embedded olfactory bulb-derived cells, enhancing their NTF secretion (Blumenthal et al., 2013; Shandalov et al., 2014).

PLGA was selected to provide flexibility, whereas the PLLA was chosen to provide stiffness. Thus, the biomechanical properties of the scaffold depend on the ratio of PLLA and PLGA used, allowing tuning of its stiffness and its micro-pores' shape (Levy-Mishali et al., 2009; Lesman et al., 2011). For this study we used 50% PLLA and 50% PLGA porous scaffolds, which feature porous structure compatible with cell culture, easily implantable, and estimated to degrade in ~60 days (Teng et al., 2002).

Furthermore, such scaffolds can act as a reservoir for secreted NTFs, creating gradients capable of both supporting morphogenesis and potentiating their actions (Blumenthal et al., 2013). Based on this evidence, we hypothesized that an implantable TE construct consisting of induced-hOMSCs embedded in a fibrin/PLLA/PLGA matrix may act as a multi-effector device capable of enhancing endogenous regenerative processes and promoting neurological recovery following complete spinal cord transection.



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