The LSPF funds a variety of research projects including including SCI research through The University of Texas, Colorado University, Rutgers University, and others. The funds raised through the Lone Star Classic have begun to improve the lives of those who have been injured and their families in Central Texas. By diligently examining research efforts, LSPF is able to identify initiatives that show the most promise for a cure and can be expedited with funding available from LSPF. These are some of the research initiatives we are involved in.
The vast majority of experiments using PTEN inhibition in animals with SCI have been in acute injury models. Some of the experiments have used mice that were genetically engineered to lack PTEN. The experiments that showed 95% recovery to normal were done in adult rats with acute injury.
The University of Texas Research - funded by Lone Star Paralysis Foundation - publishes major breakthrough in Nerve Repair Surgery. Learn more.