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  1. Human nerve cells from stem cell

    the following article describes the production of human nerve cells from stem cells.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4155016.stm
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    Human ESC are stable

    A Cambridge University group have published in Nature that human ESC are much more stable tha originally thought:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4596833.stm
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    I have not used this chair but I have heard...

    I have not used this chair but I have heard others say it is good - handling more like a rigid chair than a folding one but packing up more like a folding chair than a rigid one.
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    Cloning news

    The Koreans have produced stem cells tailored to the individual:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4555023.stm

    And scientists in Newcastle have cloned human embrtyos for the first time in the UK:...
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    Poll: No, saying I don't want to live "like this" is...

    No, saying I don't want to live "like this" is very different from saying i don't want to live.
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    Nice one! This sounds like a great trip. It is...

    Nice one! This sounds like a great trip. It is good to hear of disabled people doing things like this. I hope it encourages other disabled people to have a go.

    Kayaking is still possible as a...
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    There would be support for this within the UK. We...

    There would be support for this within the UK. We can and should continue writing letters to politicians and voicing our belief in the real probability of a cure, provided the science is funded...
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    A quick google of spherogel produced this: ...

    A quick google of spherogel produced this:

    http://www.neurovita.ru/publish/eng_article05.html
  9. Thread: diving

    by Adriandisney
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    Diving should not be a problem because of your...

    Diving should not be a problem because of your SCI unless you have other complications. I know a diving instructor with a ticket to teach disabled people to dive. He knows of seversl prolific SCI...
  10. Thread: diving

    by Adriandisney
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    Diving should not be a problem because of your...

    Diving should not be a problem because of your SCI unless you have other complications. I know a diving instructor with a ticket to teach disabled people to dive. He knows of seversl prolific SCI...
  11. If this is really true, that the patients are...

    If this is really true, that the patients are people and not rats, can this be replicated in other countries without the need for so many animal trials first?
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    I alos use the Rochester Medical Wideband, after...

    I alos use the Rochester Medical Wideband, after trying quite a few alternatives. They are the best by a long way - there is no worry about them coming off by accident. They are silicon and don't...
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    I wear an external catheter and do four/six...

    I wear an external catheter and do four/six hourly intermittents. This seems to be the most common practice amongst the other SCI men I know. Relying solely on an external catheter leads to high...
  14. Thread: Rugby

    by Adriandisney
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    Just because its rough and tough it does not mean...

    Just because its rough and tough it does not mean its dirty. Rugby, played well, is a fantastic game which has its fair share of injuries, just like many other contact sports. As the saying goes:
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    As I understand it chondroitinase has some...

    As I understand it chondroitinase has some effectiveness at dealing with scar tissue, so is this work suitable for combination therapy with chondroitinase at some point in the future?
  16. This is not a neorological disorder but it is an...

    This is not a neorological disorder but it is an interesting development to do with stem cells and teeth:

    http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2004/s1101144.htm
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    Chris2, I have been paralysed for nearly seven...

    Chris2,
    I have been paralysed for nearly seven years and my optimism/pessimism about the reality of a cure goes in cycles. At times the threads on these pages fill me with hope and at others they...
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    I have used a Greenspeed handcycle off road...

    I have used a Greenspeed handcycle off road fairly succesfully. It is rear wheel drive and copes with most stuff well. It get reduced to wheel spin on really steep muddy ground and I have needed help...
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    A hand-bike is a good cardiovascular work out and...

    A hand-bike is a good cardiovascular work out and if you can pick one up second-hand they need not break the bank either.
  20. Stretching is important. I use a standing frame...

    Stretching is important. I use a standing frame about five times a week. I use a home made passive leg exercise bicycle about three/four times a week and I swim regularly, which really unstiffens...
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    Hi Vladko, this website has some information...

    Hi Vladko,

    this website has some information about handcycling in Europe:

    http://www.asfmulhouse.org/

    This site has information in French and in English - it has a lot of information about...
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    Companies that do clip-on bikes in the UK include...

    Companies that do clip-on bikes in the UK include Chevron, Cyclone, Lomax and Da Vinci. Praschberger, based in Austria, also do one. There are probably others but these are ones that spring to mind...
  23. My life had been introducing people to the joys...

    My life had been introducing people to the joys of outdoor activities. My work and recreation revolved around mountains and cliffs, rivers and seas; they gave me special pleasure and I had seen the...
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    Liquid Bridge?

    There is a very short article in yesterday's (29/1/04) Guardian which describes a way of building scaffolding bridges in the spinal cord without the need for anything more invasive than an injection:...
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    Thanks for all these replies; if old hands can...

    Thanks for all these replies; if old hands can let the newly injured know that their can be life after SCI, that is really supportive and helpful.
    Adrian
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