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Reversal of Spinal Cord Damage using Stem Cell Therapy

  1. Feb 27, 2006 #1

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    Did anyone happen to catch the 60mins TV spot of Hans S. Keirstead last night?

    His research showing reversing spinal cord damage in rats using human embryo stem cells is compelling. Brings this approach to humans paralyzed by spinal cord damage, closer to reality. Human clinical trials may be approved as early as next year.

    His findings were published in Journal of Neuroscience last May 2005

     
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    Yes, I did view the program and it was very interesting.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2006 #3

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    Indeed, I didn't realize we were that close to implementing a therapy that may repair the nerves in the spinal chord and allow para and quadrapalegic individuals a means of acquiring mobility.
     
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