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    $30 Million (Canadian $)

    $30 Million over 5 years for spinal cord research and rehabilitation announced.
    Check out link to news article on cbc.ca: http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2007/02/02/harper-spinal.html
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    Stem Cell research in Canada

    I just watched a story on our local news up here regarding embryonic stem cell research in Toronto. Scientists will focus on four key areas: cardiovascular disease, spinal cord injury, diabetes and...
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    Nanotube Scaffolds for Neural Implants

    Nanotube Scaffolds for Neural Implants

    http://www.technologyreview.com/read_article.aspx?id=17525&ch=biotech
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    Extreme Wheelchair

    Check this guy: http://www.filecabi.net/video/diswheel28.html
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    Drugs reconnects neurons in brain

    Christopher Eckman and Jackalina Van Kampen at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Jacksonville, Florida, found that after infusing the drug 7-OH-DPAT into damaged rats' brains for eight weeks,...
  6. Researchers discover key to human embryonic stem-cell potential

    Pretty exciting stuff. This is the foundation of what its all about. Link:
    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-09/wifb-rdk090705.php
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    I think that the US economy's decline and...

    I think that the US economy's decline and ultimately the devaluation of the dollar will eventually pull back much of what ground is currently being lost to overseas competition. Aside from the...
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    Today CNN's medical correspondent explained to...

    Today CNN's medical correspondent explained to the masses just what stem cells are and why there is such an ethical debate. She made it very clear that there is only one way to create stem cells: by...
  9. Dr. Young, Will one or more of the...

    Dr. Young,

    Will one or more of the participants that make up the ChinaSCI Network be tasked with finding out which anti-inhibitor(s) are most effective? Or in which combination they are most...
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    Spine doctors raise hope of electric cure

    Scientists have found a startling way to heal serious wounds, including broken spinal cords: Link
  11. Stem Cells From Hair Follicles Can Change into Neurons, Study Shows

    Stem Cells From Hair Follicles Can Change into Neurons, Study Shows Link
  12. In 1998, only months after my initial SCI and...

    In 1998, only months after my initial SCI and while still an in-patient at G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Hospital, I met with Dr. Dean Bonlie. I was attended a wellness convention in Vancouver during an...
  13. Paralysis victim who was left to die is cured by Chinese therapy

    Although this article is not directly related to paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury, I thought that some of you might find it interesting.

    Paralysis victim who was left to die is cured by...
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    Dr. Young, What about expanding the SCI...

    Dr. Young,

    What about expanding the SCI Network into Canada?
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    Nanofibre tube boosts nerve regeneration

    The team believes that they could improve the nerve regeneration by incorporating Schwann cells or nerve growth factors into the polymer nanofibre tubes.

    Link
  16. Thread: Thankful

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    Perhaps the dogma is still fully entrenched, but...

    Perhaps the dogma is still fully entrenched, but I will never succumb to it, I refuse to give up hope. I consider my self a bit of a realist; I don't create an imaginary outlook filled with fun and...
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    I wish that Professor Marie Filbin would post on...

    I wish that Professor Marie Filbin would post on CareCure. I think that just her energy alone would be encouraging to us all, not to mention the focus of her work.
  18. The HKU-SCI Fund is being set up: Start-up...

    The HKU-SCI Fund is being set up:
    Start-up capital of about HK$15 Million ($2 Million USD)
    10-year fund-raising target of HK$7.8 Billion ($10 Billion)

    The fund-raising target looks to be quite...
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    I think this is very exciting news. Now that the...

    I think this is very exciting news. Now that the role of EphA4 has been identified, maybe one day cells that are genetically engineered to lack EphA4 or block the production of EphA4 could be used in...
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    Interesting article regarding ESCs

    I found an interesting article that shows us a glimpse of what happens when governments choose not to fund research and development in the area of ESCs. By not funding and/or limiting research, some...
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    Strong muscles will create strong bones.

    Strong muscles will create strong bones.
  22. Thread: CURE QUESTION

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    DA, What therapies or trials are you referring...

    DA,

    What therapies or trials are you referring to?
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    I am really looking forward to using therapeutic...

    I am really looking forward to using therapeutic gene therapy that will increase muscle mass and enhance the immune system. Effects are likely to last 6 to 10 months and with very minimal side...
  24. Quick question regarding SCI Clinical Trial Network (Asia)

    Dr. Yeoh Eng-kiong resigned Wednesday due to political pressure related to SARS. The question that I have is: What effect or consequences (if any) will the resignation of Dr. Yeoh Eng-kiong have on...
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    Dr. Young, A universal donor cell that would...

    Dr. Young,

    A universal donor cell that would not need to be genetically matched, no tissue typing or matching required? This would be remarkable to say the least, I would suspect worthy of a...
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