News & Announcements
BNL: "It's a Wrap" - D. Michele Basso, Ed.D, PT: April 1 @ 9:30AM
Myelin plasticity and rehabilitation in chronic spinal cord injury: Relying on translational research and close collaborations with Dr. McTigue and her lab, we examine whether activity-dependent rehabilitation in both mice and humans regulates white matter changes in chronic spinal cord injury. Our intervention is novel and focuses on eccentric motor control to drive complex skill learning and integration of supraspinal and afferent systems. We measure myelin plasticity using reporter genes in mice and MRI techniques in humans.Learn More
Dr. Popovich, lead a recent study together with additional researchers, including CBI members Jon Godbout and Dana McTigue. The study, 'Microglia coordinate cellular interactions during spinal cord repair in mice' was a first-ever study where the researchers demonstrated microglia promote repair after spinal cord injury in mice via specific genes, pathways and cellular interactions. Read the study in Nature Communications below!
This is one of the highest academic honors that can be bestowed on a faculty member by the College of Engineering and the university. National and international recognition of the highest level of intellectual leadership, excellence, and performance are expected in the appointment of a Professorship Holder in areas including research and scholarship, teaching/education, and professional service. Congratulations, Asimina!
Dr. Dana McTigue, College of Medicine, was awarded an Accelerator Award from the PRE Program for the "Discovery of Novel Therapeutic Targets to Improve Health Span after Spinal Cord Injury." Previous work shows the liver’s response to spinal cord injury (SCI) impairs recovery in rodents. In this project, the researchers will use multi-omics approaches to determine pathological gene and lipid changes that are feasible candidates for impairing recovery, with the goal of discovering testable therapeutic targets. Co-investigators: Richard Bruno and Rachel Kopec, College of Education and Human Ecology; Jie Gao, College of Medicine
Researchers have successfully tested a device that may one day use the chemical biomarkers in sweat to detect changes in a person’s health. In a new study published in the journal Science Advances, a team from The Ohio State University demonstrated a battery-free, wireless biochemical sensor that detected the blood sugar – or glucose – humans excrete from their skin when they exercise. Read more from Ohio State News below!
CBI is committed to outreach and educational activities that are critical to advance awareness of brain injury, and to enhance diversity and inclusion in neurotrauma research and clinical training. Since 2009, LiFEsports at Ohio State has grown to address the ever-changing needs of our community’s young people through positive youth development. Their work aims to impact the lives of those who need it most by addressing the broad social conditions that young people face, and we are so appreciative that we could partner with them. Read the story below!