McDonald, lead author of the study and director of ICSCI. "Our findings have important implications for explaining the mechanism of myelin formation, harnessing activity to promote remyelination, and devising new approaches for the treatment of MS and SCI."
"This study provides the first demonstration that FES can enhance cell generation in the injured adult CNS," says Daniel Becker, MD, lead study author and head of pediatric restoration therapy at ICSCI. "These results raise the exciting possibility that in addition to its physical and rehabilitative benefits, FES may contribute to spontaneous repair and perhaps recovery of neurological function."
The interdisciplinary team at ICSCI is committed to the philosophy that with the right combination of therapies, recovery is possible--even many months or years after an injury.