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    Sticky: I haven't checked out the ChinaSciNet forum in a...

    I haven't checked out the ChinaSciNet forum in a long time. Now I find that it has been moribund since April. Strange, since it was really buzzing last time I checked. Is there an active forum where...
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    Sticky: publication

    I am not sure what the current status is on publication. But (as someone with a lot of refereed publications in a totally different field) I am familiar with the process.... and I would guess that...
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    Interesting post Schmeky. I also hope that he...

    Interesting post Schmeky. I also hope that he will prove you wrong. The ayre link bert posted is fairly new and he mentions requiring a figure of 7 million dollars. That could only imply an intention...
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    thanks for the very interesting links bert. The...

    thanks for the very interesting links bert. The dailymotion thing has a number of interesting clips. If someone goes to the ayre link, they should click on "Back to Dr Davies page" to get some...
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    People might be interested in how Stephen and...

    People might be interested in how Stephen and Jeanette Davies are getting on with their decorin and astrocytes. I recently spoke to someone involved in their research, and got a few answers, but not...
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    Sticky: You have to add the word "happened" to the end......

    You have to add the word "happened" to the end...
    http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/07/15/comment-i-spent-50k-stem-cell-treatment-nothing-happened
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    Sticky: James, your first two sentences tell me you have...

    James, your first two sentences tell me you have some writing talent, you should use that. But what I mainly want to remind you of is that there are dozens of labs around the world working on...
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    Sticky: Thanks to Dr Silver and Dr Young for informative...

    Thanks to Dr Silver and Dr Young for informative replies, also thanks to Grammy. I should have thought of TMS (which I was aware of) as a way of generating an impulse. If it generates hand movement...
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    Sticky: There has been some recent controversy regarding...

    There has been some recent controversy regarding whether regeneration has been observed. I have also seen some questioning by the same person regarding glial scarring, which WY does not consider a...
  10. Dr Wise Young, I have seen an excellent recent...

    Dr Wise Young, I have seen an excellent recent video of a seminar you made, and it raised a question which I cannot find an answer to on this forum or elsewhere. You mentioned about the growth rate...
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    Grammy, thanks for your interesting response. ...

    Grammy, thanks for your interesting response.

    Someone correct me if I am wrong, but as I recall the StepAhead trials were with dogs. I can't seem to find my source (a StepAhead annual report).
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    Since KofQ asked.... My son and I attended the...

    Since KofQ asked....
    My son and I attended the first day (of the two-day StepAhead conference in November, 2012). We heard Stephen Davies' talk but were unable to stay for day two so missed Jeanette...
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    As a research scientist in a different field...

    As a research scientist in a different field (non-medical) I am often struck by the way that spinal cord researchers, like pure mathematicians, seem to be fascinated by theoretical solutions. Aside...
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    Sticky: my 2 cents

    No doubt what Wise says about the time line from clinical trial to clinical practice is true, but there are some exceptions. I have heard that there is a fast track process for certain special cases....
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    methylpred

    “An uneducated man is harmless. A well-educated man is unbeatable. A half-educated man is merely dangerous." Unfortunately it looks like I was half-educated in my earlier reference to...
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    I would like to thank those who posted some...

    I would like to thank those who posted some positive responses to my recent email. Also, Dr Young is right about not directing anger toward the scientists. I should have made that point in my post....
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    rats walk again - whoop-de-doo

    This is my second post. The first related to blue food dye: http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?t=122115&page=4
    In that post I mentioned that I am a scientist and that my son became a...
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    I'm blue

    Dr Young (for whom I have immense respect) has pointed out the lack of rationale for blue dye 133 as a cure for chronic sci. One could think of other caveats, e.g. not everything that works with rats...
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