The 2nd Step by Step International Spinal Cord Repair—Combining research Step by Step into multi-pronged approaches for spinal cord repair
Maria Teresa Moreno-Flores, Francois Ferón, Victor Arvanian, Armin Blesch, Armin Curt, David J. Fink, Marina Mata, Kinichi Nakashima, Xavier Navarro, Francisco Javier Rodríguez, Michal Schwartz, Mikael Svensson, Erik Sundstrom, Joan Romero, Filip Lim
Department of Biotechnology, University Francisco de Vitoria, Pozuelo de Alarcón, Spain.
Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology, University Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
Department of Medicine, University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland.
Department of Molecular Biology, University Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.
Department of Neurology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
Department of Stem Cell Biology and Medicine, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.
Faculty of Medicine, Aix Marseille University, Marseille, France.
National Paraplegics Hospital, Toledo, Spain.
Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Northport, USA.
Spinal Cord Injury Center, University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany.
Step by Step Foundation, Barcelona, Spain.
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On April 26-27, 2013, the Step by Step Foundation hosted the Second International Spinal Cord Repair Meeting at the Fira Barcelona Convention Center in Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain, highlighting some of the exciting research including clinical trials which show promise for treatments for this devastating disorder. This meeting brought together clinicians, clinical scientists and molecular biologists from more than 10 countries to evaluate current knowledge on clinical, cellular, and biomolecular aspects of spinal cord injury. A major goal of the conference in advancing the translation of research data to the clinic was to promote multi-pronged approaches for therapy of this complex problem.

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Moreno-Flores, M. , Ferón, F. , Arvanian, V. , Blesch, A. , Curt, A. , Fink, D. , Mata, M. , Nakashima, K. , Navarro, X. , Rodríguez, F. , Schwartz, M. , Svensson, M. , Sundstrom, E. , Romero, J. and Lim, F. (2013) The 2nd Step by Step International Spinal Cord Repair—Combining research Step by Step into multi-pronged approaches for spinal cord repair. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 6, 21-32. doi: 10.4236/jbise.2013.67A2003.

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