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Old 10-16-2008, 10:07 AM   #1
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Here's a very interesting link to David Bailey's website that details where the Reeve-Irvine Spinal Cord Injury research center is at on repairing spinal cords. Looks like they've almost got the science down where it will work on all types of injuries (acute, sub-acute and chronic injuries).

I can only hope that the FDA pulls it's head out of it's a$$ with respect to stem cell research, as that is the only way chronic (old) SCI injuries can be fixed. They've done it in the lab with rats, now it's time to do it to humans in the hospital.

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Old 10-16-2008, 10:25 AM   #2
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Here's a very interesting link to David Bailey's website that details where the Reeve-Irvine Spinal Cord Injury research center is at on repairing spinal cords. Looks like they've almost got the science down where it will work on all types of injuries (acute, sub-acute and chronic injuries).

I can only hope that the FDA pulls it's head out of it's a$$ with respect to stem cell research, as that is the only way chronic (old) SCI injuries can be fixed. They've done it in the lab with rats, now it's time to do it to humans in the hospital.

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I've been looking into paralysis research lately, and I have been seeing some interesting things including exoskeletons that are actually in use and rather affordable (considering...)

Exoskeleton suit helps paralyzed people walk - Health care - MSNBC.com

I hope to heel that a solution is coming sooner later than later. I'd sure like to see you on a bike again.
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:41 AM   #4
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I'll do some pestering myself tonight Cuddy! I really hope the stem-cell research gets the support and funding it deserves; there are so many medical issues that it could help...
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Old 10-16-2008, 12:07 PM   #5
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I really hope the stem-cell research gets the support and funding it deserves; there are so many medical issues that it could help...
-Agreed. I don't care if most of it is theory. I'm all for medical advancement.
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Old 10-16-2008, 02:46 PM   #6
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It can happen to anyone. I was just reading a letter in a mag from a former rider who suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury (incredible really) while riding in a rental car shuttle van!

Shyt, I've probably got as many miles in rental car shuttle vans as I do on motorcycles!
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Old 10-16-2008, 04:12 PM   #7
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-Agreed. I don't care if most of it is theory. I'm all for medical advancement.
Actually they've made a lot of advancement with adult stem cell research. Plenty of fetal stem cell research is done worldwide as well. So far the beneficial fallout from that runs at about zero. Just because the US Govt won't fund something doesn't mean nothing is happening in the field.
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Old 10-16-2008, 04:28 PM   #8
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The Exoskeleton suit looks kinda cool, at least as a stop gap until we can figure out how to regrow and reconnect spinal cords
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Old 10-16-2008, 07:15 PM   #9
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Ajppearantly hand replacement surgery is the up and coming thing. I believe I've heard that there have been 44 world wide. Hands from cadavers if you don't mind. Also research dealing with nerve input from different parts of the body ect... it was on NPR within the past couple of days. Maybe a search would be in order.

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