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    If you read their webpage, you will find that...

    If you read their webpage, you will find that they reference an article from The Washington Post. Read the article. It pretty much says, avoid places like this, but Wu strategically places a...
  2. It was my understanding that video or audio...

    It was my understanding that video or audio recordings violate patient medical confidentially. So, why not ask them if it is okay? Well, they might not want to reveal their medical condition, but...
  3. Sorry, I didn't mean uncontrolled replication. ...

    Sorry, I didn't mean uncontrolled replication. Replication in random labs might discover an aberration, but quite likely it would be dismissed as incompetence. The tests must be well controlled,...
  4. You know far more about SCI research than I, but...

    You know far more about SCI research than I, but I would think that repeating cell testing would be very important, although boring as hell. One might run a test 10 times and always get the same...
  5. I remember him saying that if 10% of the spinal...

    I remember him saying that if 10% of the spinal column was undamaged, then with therapy an SCI patient would appear normal. Of course, certain skills would be lost, e.g. a professional dancer might...
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    Sticky: Again, just my opinion, I agree that when...

    Again, just my opinion, I agree that when walking, you must either have a brace or use of your trunk muscles. I think that the CPG likely controls not only the legs and feet muscles, but also the...
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    Sticky: Personally, I don't think that is a bad question...

    Personally, I don't think that is a bad question at all. It seems to me that most of the current treatments establish minimal communications between the brain and the undamaged part of the spinal...
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    Personally, I would have been far more impressed...

    Personally, I would have been far more impressed if he had come out and sung with no explanation of the crutches. However, I don't think he would have made it that far without the tear-jerking...
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    Personally, I don't feel like the desirable...

    Personally, I don't feel like the desirable solution is mechanical (or electronic). I think the preferable solution is to repair the physical damage to the spinal cord and then help the brain...
  10. This sounds good, but I feel like I've read this...

    This sounds good, but I feel like I've read this article many times over the past 50 years. I'll reserve my excitement until they have a place to sign up for treatment in the U.S.
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    Not that I believe the Stem Cell Institute does...

    Not that I believe the Stem Cell Institute does anything except take people's money, but if you go to Josh's blog, http://joshsrecovery.blogspot.com , and look on the right, you'll see a link to his...
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    Sticky: If you want to read the paper, you can find it by...

    If you want to read the paper, you can find it by going to http://www.ingentaconnect.com/ and then searching for "Phase I-II Clinical Trial Assessing Safety and Efficacy of Umbilical Cord".

    You...
  13. Perhaps you will enlighten us on how you know...

    Perhaps you will enlighten us on how you know this to be fact.
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    The down side of www.u2fp.org...

    The down side of www.u2fp.org or even www.christopherreeve.org is that lots of major corporations will match gifts to universities, but not charities. So, a gift to Rutgers or Case Western gets...
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    Actually, if you follow that link and read the...

    Actually, if you follow that link and read the second paragraph, they tell you how to register for possible inclusion in any research projects for which you fit their criteria.

    What it appears...
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    You can go here to see what the current studies...

    You can go here to see what the current studies are: http://www.themiamiproject.org/research/participate/research-participation/current-studies/
  17. I found them by Googling the following: Clinical...

    I found them by Googling the following: Clinical Trial for Paralyzed Dogs facebook
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    Generalizations can set valid expectations or can...

    Generalizations can set valid expectations or can be grossly misleading. For example, a new oral drug for headaches would certainly take many years in clinical trials. However, a cure for the Zika...
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    This thread seems to be misplaced. Perhaps it...

    This thread seems to be misplaced. Perhaps it belongs in the humor section?
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    He's at The Florey. See...

    He's at The Florey. See http://www.florey.edu.au/about-florey/our-people/staff-directory/513/stephen-davies
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    I believe scientists want to be published in...

    I believe scientists want to be published in journals that other respected scientists read, and scientists don't have time to read all the published journals. Furthermore, scientists want to read...
  22. It's cheaper to test potential therapies on...

    It's cheaper to test potential therapies on animals than humans, and they don't have lawyers. However, as noted above, you have to understand when you are testing on the wrong animal. Of course,...
  23. Thread: InVivo Update

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    I'm no neurologist, but I'll bet a MRI will give...

    I'm no neurologist, but I'll bet a MRI will give a good indication which patients are likely to make a good recovery with no treatment. I'll bet they don't select these patients because 1) as you...
  24. Thread: InVivo Update

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    Why acutes and not chronics? In my opinion, they...

    Why acutes and not chronics? In my opinion, they want the highest probability of early success. With acutes, the muscles and bones are still strong, the tissue below the level of injury still...
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    Yeah, I really hope this is real. I think a lot...

    Yeah, I really hope this is real. I think a lot of folks here want to see sensation gains to support sexual recovery. That would be nice, but I think the return of sensation is far more important...
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