Dec 3, 2014
A neurotoxin called acrolein found in tobacco smoke that is thought to increase pain in people with spinal cord injury has now been shown to accumulate in mice exposed to the equivalent of 12 cigarettes daily over a short time period.
Sep 26, 2014
A Purdue startup is commercializing a technology that could reduce the symptoms and pain of neurological disease and injury, including multiple sclerosis, neuropathic pain and Parkinson's disease.
Apr 24, 2014
Neuro Vigor LLC announced Thursday (April 24) the signing of an exclusive worldwide license with Purdue Research Foundation to develop and commercialize technology that promises an innovative approach to reducing the symptoms and pain of neurological disease and injury, including multiple sclerosis, neuropathic pain and Parkinson's disease.
Oct 29, 2013
Researchers have discovered that a known neurotoxin may cause chronic pain in people who suffer from paralysis, and a drug that has been shown to remove the toxin might be used to treat the pain.
Jun 13, 2013
A medical test previously developed to measure a toxin found in tobacco smokers has been adapted to measure the same toxin in people suffering from spinal cord injuries and multiple sclerosis, offering a potential tool to reduce symptoms.
Feb 14, 2012
Researchers, led by Dr. Riyi Shi, have received $1.5 million to study the role of a toxin thought to worsen the severity of spinal cord injuries and to learn whether reducing its concentration in the days following trauma also decreases damage that can lead to paralysis.
November 1, 2011
Fifty-nine Purdue University faculty, staff and students whose discoveries received patents during the 2010-2011 fiscal year will be recognized Wednesday (Nov. 2) during the Purdue Research Foundation's annual Inventors Recognition Reception.
March 14, 2011
Purdue professor Riyi Shi conducts research at his laboratory on how hydralazine affects multiple sclerosis symptoms. A provisional patent has ...
November 4, 2010
Riyi Shi, professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering; professor, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, ...
November 19, 2009
Researchers have shown how an experimental drug might restore the function of nerves damaged in spinal cord injuries by preventing short circuits caused when tiny "potassium channels" in the fibers are exposed. ...
November 8, 2009
The collaboration included Borgens; Riyi Shi, an associate professor of biomedical engineering and basic medical sciences; and Kinam Park, ...
February 26, 2009
Riyi Shi, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering ... in nerves, said Riyi Shi, an associate professor in Purdue's Weldon School of Biomedical ...
June 27, 2007
Researchers have discovered that calcium ions could play a crucial role in multiple sclerosis by activating enzymes that degrade the fatty sheath that insulates nerve fibers.