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  1. Regression

    It seems that some people experience regression of recovery, while others continue to make gains. I'm walking C5-C6 7 years post-injury. I was just wondering at which point some incompletes started...
  2. Republican Senate Leader Frist to back ESC research!

    "In a break with Bush, Senate Republican leader Bill Frist will support bill to expand fed financing for embryonic stem cell research -- will announce decision in morning with lengthy Senate...
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    To contact O'Reilly it's oreilly@foxnews.com ...

    To contact O'Reilly it's oreilly@foxnews.com

    Just go to the media websites and contact information is always there.

    One guy who for some reason seems to reply to every viewer e-mail he gets is...
  4. Thread: project walk

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    I'm a C6 incomplete who walks with a cane, but...

    I'm a C6 incomplete who walks with a cane, but with a fair amount of spasticity and weakness in my left leg. Are there any studies on how Project Walk benefits those who can walk, but with...
  5. Thread: project walk

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    I'm a C6 incomplete who walks with a cane, but...

    I'm a C6 incomplete who walks with a cane, but with a fair amount of spasticity and weakness in my left leg. Are there any studies on how Project Walk benefits those who can walk, but with...
  6. Thread: project walk

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    I'm a C6 incomplete who walks with a cane, but...

    I'm a C6 incomplete who walks with a cane, but with a fair amount of spasticity and weakness in my left leg. Are there any studies on how Project Walk benefits those who can walk, but with...
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    Poll: I broke my neck at C5-C6 in the summer of '98. I...

    I broke my neck at C5-C6 in the summer of '98. I was completely paralyzed for about 3 weeks, at which point my right toe started wiggling. By two months I could walk with a walker and by 6 months I...
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    California the Key??

    I hadn't paid much attention to this California thing, as I was primarily focused on the downfall of the Chimp-in-Chief. Now that we're stuck with him, though, I've started paying more attention to...
  9. Wise, The reason for the loss of three Senators...

    Wise,
    The reason for the loss of three Senators is that the 2002 congressional elections had several pro-ESC Democrats turfed by Republicans.
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    I'm 23 and still have many of the same friends as...

    I'm 23 and still have many of the same friends as I did before my injury 5 years ago, but my situation's a bit different. First off, I can walk with a cane, but with a bad limp on the left side, so...
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    Treadmill therapy for walking quads

    Until now, I haven't been following the supported treadmill walking stuff very closely, but I'm considering giving it a try. I'm C5-C6 walking but with a stiff and weak left leg and therefore use a...
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    SCI and balding

    Looking at Chris Reeve, I was wondering if there's any link between SCI and balding? I'm 5 years post C5-C6 walking but with a stiff and weak left leg and hand. Seeing that I'm only 23, I don't...
  13. Poll: I initially had minimal spared sensation...

    I initially had minimal spared sensation throughout and absolutely no movement below the injury. The docs said to my parents that walking was "less likely than likely." Another one told me that...
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    So does all this mean that stem cells aren't a...

    So does all this mean that stem cells aren't a viable option for chronics? What then, in your opinion, is the best route for restoring function to chronics?
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    Dr. Young, What about injecting the cells into...

    Dr. Young,
    What about injecting the cells into the cerebro-spinal fluid. Would that make it easier??
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    Cell migration

    Dr. Young,
    Much of the evidence suggests that stem cells seem to have the ability to seek out damaged neurological tissue and attempt repairs. Is this also the case for chronics? I'm wondering...
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    Dr. Young, Is this bit about California becoming...

    Dr. Young,
    Is this bit about California becoming a hot bed of esc research related to Gray Davis' decision? If not, when will the wheels start rolling? Also, do you think Gray Davis' decision will...
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    Sorry, Dr. Young, I I should have been more...

    Sorry, Dr. Young, I I should have been more clear. I wasn't talking about erections, but ejaculation. Isn't that controlled by a muscle? And wouldn't non-use cause atrophjy in the ejaculatory...
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    Is it possible, Dr. Young, for atrophy to make...

    Is it possible, Dr. Young, for atrophy to make ejaculation impossible even if there were to be a regenerative treatment? Or is that muscle powerful enough that regeneration would be likely to...
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    Dr. Young, does this mean that some of your...

    Dr. Young, does this mean that some of your pessimism towards the NIH's commitment to stem cell research was unwarranted, or is this just NIH fluff? Also, what's this about the claim that the...
  21. Thread: Getting girls

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    Getting girls

    I'm a 22 yr. old C5-C6 post 4 years. I'm just wondering if any of you have found it easier to pick up girls post-SCI than before. It sounds weird, but I have more girls ask me out now than before. ...
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    Dr. Young: Syrinx frequency

    I'm a walking C5-C6 post 4.5 years. I walk with a cane, with a near normal right side, but weak and spastic left side. I was wondering how often syrinxes form in incomplete injuries like mine? How...
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    Chronics?

    Hey,
    Were any of these people showing improvement chronic??? Also, could any of them walk a bit beforehand?? A response would be great.
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    Time-release vs. Standard

    Is there any evidence, anecdotal or statistical, to suggest that the time-release fampridine formula is more effective than the immediate release formulation?
  25. Let's debunk a myth here

    U.S. health care is not more efficient than canadian health care. In fact, a greater percentage of GDP is sucked up by the U.S. health care system than the Canadian one, even though 15% of Americans...
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