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  1. Experiment lets spine injured rats walk, climb!

    This looks like great news!

    Experiment lets spine-injured rats walk, climb
    By MALCOLM RITTER | Associated Press – Thu, May 31, 2012

    NEW YORK (AP) — Many scientists are working on...
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    Good question. Dr. Wise Young, can you enlighten...

    Good question.
    Dr. Wise Young, can you enlighten us on this?
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    Dr. Wise Young, this looks like great news!

    Taipei hospital reveals breakthrough paralysis therapy

    After 12 years of research on human subjects, Taipei Veterans General Hospital has successfully demonstrated a self-developed nerve...
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    More Cauda Equina Injury questions for Dr. Young

    Dr. Young,

    Thank you for your prompt and thoughtful reply.

    I have 3 follow up questions for you:

    1. As I understand it, if my left leg's motorneurons were damaged then there is no technology...
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    Cauda Equina Injury Question for Dr. Young

    Dr. Young,

    I have a L2 cauda equina injury. Initially both of my legs were paralyzed but my right leg has largely recovered its motor function. My bowel, bladder, and sexual function have also...
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    Cauda Equina Injury

    Dr. Young,

    I have a L2 cauda equina injury. Initially both of my legs were paralyzed but my right leg has largely recovered its motor function. My bowel, bladder, and sexual function have also...
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    What specific actions should we take?

    "If we can get a billion dollars for clinical trials, that would be great. If we can get $100 million, let's take it and get the trials going. In the meantime, NIH needs to continue funding the...
  8. Doctors treat spinal cord injury with stem cell therapy

    Doctors treat spinal cord injury with stem cell therapy
    Chennai, Feb. 25 (PTI): Doctors at a hospital here have claimed they successfully used stem cell therapy to enable a 25-year-old man, who...
  9. --They authors conclude that the "chronic scar"...

    --They authors conclude that the "chronic scar" does not create inpenetrable barriers to axonal growth.

    This is indeed good news for us chronics.
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    ---I would dearly love to spend all my time...

    ---I would dearly love to spend all my time planning and executing clinical trials but 90% of my time is spent raising money for clinical trials. ---

    It is sad that Dr. Young would have to spend...
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    A human trial question for Dr. Young

    Dr. Young,

    It is very exciting to hear the great news from Dr. Kerr of Johns Hopkin recently. Let me ask you a simplistic and somewhat naive question. Maybe it is from yet another of my dream last...
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    It is exciting to hear the man himself, Dr. Kerr...

    It is exciting to hear the man himself, Dr. Kerr talked so passionately and knowledgeably about this breakthrough. I wish him good luck and much success.
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    RehabRhino...

    RehabRhino,

    Praying might be overrated but I sincerely believe that there is a force greater than us that will give us a little lift when we are feeling down and give us a little more inspiration...
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    Oops, correction, I have vertebral L2 injury...

    Oops, correction, I have vertebral L2 injury (cauda equina) and not neurological L2 injury(SCI). I keep getting them confused. Sigh...

    Dennis
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    spinal cord stimulator & cauda equina

    "I would have a spinal cord stimulator installed, that can apply sinusoidal electrical currents to the L2 spinal cord at a rate and intensity that I can control. The reason that I say this is because...
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    Dr. Young, Thank you for keeping the HOPE...

    Dr. Young,

    Thank you for keeping the HOPE alive! I believe that God put us on this earth for a reason. And Dr. Young, God has appointed you the guardian of this faith to cure spinal cord injury. I...
  17. Dr. Young, Would you give me some specifics...

    Dr. Young,

    Would you give me some specifics about the clinical trials so I can contact them directly?

    Thanks,

    Dennis
  18. Dr. Young, Thank you for your prompt...

    Dr. Young,

    Thank you for your prompt response.

    I didn't take any drug that could affect my sexual performance so I assume that the improvement comes from the nerve recovery. This is really...
  19. Questions for Dr. Young: cauda equina injury

    Dear Dr. Young,
    I sustained cauda equina (L2 vertebral level) injury from almost two years ago. In the beginning, both of my legs had virtually no functions and I could not have sexual orgasm. Since...
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    Wow, this looks like genuine breakthrough in SCI...

    Wow, this looks like genuine breakthrough in SCI research. Am I reading this right, Dr. Young?
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    Yo theRainman, www.stemscellchina.com...

    Yo theRainman, www.stemscellchina.com is in English.
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    China stem cells news

    Hi Everybody,

    I came across this website stemcellschina.com which has lots of information about interesting stem cell research going on in China. One particular promising company is Beike Biotech...
  23. Stretching nerve

    This looks very promising. It is very similar to how we grew our spinal cord as infants. Combining this approach with stem cell is a very good approach to this problem. What do you think, Dr. Young?
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