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    You guys don't seem to realize that MRI isn't a...

    You guys don't seem to realize that MRI isn't a very effective tool for analyzing connections in the spinal cord.

    Many people with (almost) perfectly normal looking MRIs are SCI completes and some...
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    Hey, you shoudl re-read yourself because you...

    Hey,

    you shoudl re-read yourself because you don;t make any sense honestly.

    You say that you're tired of denial and pessimism. Then you say that you;re not saying we should not believe in fairy...
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    Paolo, I would also suggest coming up with...

    Paolo, I would also suggest coming up with something to say if you reply to me here because your last message really feels like you have nothing to say but still want to contradict me for the fun of...
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    aI have read the publication. it is what it is,...

    aI have read the publication. it is what it is, there is some good news in it, but my post is about the damage that is done by the media (and by the medical team by not acting to stop it) by not...
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    This whole story encapsulates a lot of what is...

    This whole story encapsulates a lot of what is wrong with the quest for a SCI cure overall.

    First of all, I find it highly unethical for the medical staff to go so hard on the media.

    I keep...
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    Sticky: having watched the video of dr. Young, I have to...

    having watched the video of dr. Young, I have to admit the preliminary results he presents are pretty encouraging, above expectations (which in all honistly are pretty low in terms of treating human...
  7. This only tells me that it is a lot easier to...

    This only tells me that it is a lot easier to make exoskeletons that walk for you than to help the spinal cord regenerate enough that your perfectly fit legs can accomplish what they're there for......
  8. I hate to say it, but there is no evidence to...

    I hate to say it, but there is no evidence to suggest at this point that a cure (by cure I just mean something that would help function substantially, not a cure that can bring you to more or less...
  9. The stomach is not only a storage bag, it plays a...

    The stomach is not only a storage bag, it plays a key role in digesting proteins among other things.

    Please refer to academic material (or wikipedia) if you want to know more about how the...
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    Let me help you a little... If by help you mean...

    Let me help you a little... If by help you mean function recovery, you should know that as today nothing except physical exercise helps recovery.

    So don't try looking for any therapy/cure for SCI,...
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    although i'm incomplete, I have to say my motor...

    although i'm incomplete, I have to say my motor skills are very poor. I'm barely incomplete. I think what dr. Young is saying as to 5-10% of completes being able to walk is also difficult to defend....
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    Don't forget, physical rehab is the only therapy...

    Don't forget, physical rehab is the only therapy available to improve function. Regenerative therapy is not there yet and honestly it's not coming very soon most likely.

    i'm myself 17 months post...
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    Sticky: This article is a little bit misleading. The...

    This article is a little bit misleading.

    The guys from Miami Project make it look like there has been huge advances in SCI therapies.

    They mention Schwann Cells and induced hypothermia, and the...
  14. Hey, Well done page. It does a good job of...

    Hey,

    Well done page.

    It does a good job of informing those not too aware with SCI, although it bring no new information to the exciting info we got at the last W2W.

    I was however a little...
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    Hey, All those complications you seem to be...

    Hey,

    All those complications you seem to be having are probably not directly related to the cells injections.

    Just to let you know, if you were to see a significant improvement due to the...
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    Sticky: I agree with you. Anyone who knows more in detail...

    I agree with you. Anyone who knows more in detail how SCI works will look at this article with lots of sceptisism.

    They waited for 4 months to make sure that the guy didn't have any natural...
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    Sticky: It appears good news indeed. It must be noted...

    It appears good news indeed.

    It must be noted however that according to the article the transplants have been done in the first 3-9 months post-injury, which leaves some (albeit small) doubts on...
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    I live in Bulgaria and I've been to all the...

    I live in Bulgaria and I've been to all the countries mentionned in this thread.... there no such thing as a cure for SCI, not in Bulgaria, not in Bangladesh not in the US not on mars.

    Find...
  19. Hi, I would be intrested in knowing what was...

    Hi,

    I would be intrested in knowing what was your condition before going to the xcell center i.e. hwo well were you walking.

    Also, how much time post-injury were you able to move volontarly...
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    I know that I might not make many friends by...

    I know that I might not make many friends by saying this, but medical litterature is almost unanimous on this: Bone marrow stem cells injected in the spinal fluid has no proven benefit for functional...
  21. Thread: Walker Institute

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    Wow, that seems like quite a story. On this...

    Wow, that seems like quite a story.

    On this thread, everyone that went there seems happy with their stay there (had fun) but no one saw lasting improvement. If they gained something, they later...
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    Hi, I have to say that your research mr....

    Hi,

    I have to say that your research mr. Silver gets me very excited that we will finally get some tangible and functional improvement for chronics.

    I am myself T8 incomplete 16 months post and...
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    By the way, tomorrow in Montreal (a lovely city...

    By the way, tomorrow in Montreal (a lovely city in which I spent most of my childhood) starts the World Cancer Congress.

    The size of that thing is quite impressive. And is there that patients, but...
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    I think that once one gets sick/injured, it is in...

    I think that once one gets sick/injured, it is in a way too late for him to start looking for cures/therapy. The main burden should be on the "healthy" and productive society to do the research,...
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    If you mean that we are all very courageous in...

    If you mean that we are all very courageous in that we don't put a bullet in our head (for those that actually can use their hands well enough) instead of enduring this punishment, I see what you...
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