Spinal Cord Stem Cells Could Be Basis Of Nonsurgical Treatment For Spinal-cord Injuries
The work is by Konstantinos Meletis, a postdoctoral fellow at the Picower Institute, and colleagues at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.
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#1 Jul 28, 2008
It seems this technology is close to being usable, but it will still be years before any human SCI survivors would be able to benefit. We'll keep a watch on it at www.brainandspinalcord.org
#2 Dec 17, 2008
Unfortunately nothing new here... I am 25 years post SCI at incomplete level T-11. Once a year I hear this same story, as well as the rat that regained motory sensory and the innovative electric stim.. I hate to sound so pessimistic but the numbers dont support any profitability in finding a cure for SCI. I have no doubt it exists. We know neurons and axons can regenerate on their own, we know certain neurotrophic factors inhibit the regrowth of damaged SC tissues. So why can the researchers not make this happen? Marketability. 700,00 americans with SCI living.. Cost of drug to go through US FDA approval 7.5 years and 100 million. Then to market it distribute it to those that can benefit ...another 50 million.
#3 Dec 21, 2008
Pls if you can help
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