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    Sticky: Awesome news, I'll need to read more!

    Awesome news, I'll need to read more!
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    WOW! :banghead:

    WOW! :banghead:
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    You posted this comment while I was writing mine....

    You posted this comment while I was writing mine. I don't believe for one second that the same thing that can improve function and neuropathic pain can also re-grow hair. Living tissues just don't...
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    I don't have experience with this place but...

    I don't have experience with this place but here's my take...

    From the web site:
    -"The most superior combination of therapies is the use of stem cells with additional exosomes. This optimal...
  5. That makes sense - might want to have a "basic...

    That makes sense - might want to have a "basic information" page or something like that on this new database so that people know they have to inquire to a trial first before they get some information...
  6. In addition to the time intensity, there is also...

    In addition to the time intensity, there is also the question of whether or not people will have travel costs reimbursed (Gas, car mileage, flights and hotels if necessary) which many people like to...
  7. That's good to know!!

    That's good to know!!
  8. Thread: Cheer me up

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    I think Grammy is trying to say the vast majority...

    I think Grammy is trying to say the vast majority of students and scientists working on SCI have no connection to the community. They never post or read on carecure. They never go to conferences...
  9. Thread: Cheer me up

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    As a PhD student, I'm low on the totem pole, and...

    As a PhD student, I'm low on the totem pole, and admittedly probably naive to many of the nuances of the entire biomedical research industry. That being said, at least with government-funded,...
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    You hit the nail on the head, I agree 100%. I'm...

    You hit the nail on the head, I agree 100%. I'm in a Rehabilitation Science PhD program right now, and am slowly coming to the realization that biomedical research, as an industry, is not optimally...
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    To build on what SCI-Nurse said, when you are...

    To build on what SCI-Nurse said, when you are moving his leg forward to assist with a step, you are likely stretching his hamstrings, which could be triggering a spasm.
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    Sticky: Definitely going to have to investigate that one...

    Definitely going to have to investigate that one more!
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    What patent is this from? Do you have a link?

    What patent is this from? Do you have a link?
  14. It was a pretty exciting presentation indeed!

    It was a pretty exciting presentation indeed!
  15. Good god! How did they not burn right through the...

    Good god! How did they not burn right through the skin with an intensity like that? With denervated muscle I suppose you need that kind of strength to activate the neuromuscular junction directly?...
  16. I've never tried it myself, but when talking to...

    I've never tried it myself, but when talking to both able-bodied people and people with SCIs who have tried it, they don't report it being any more uncomfortable than regular FES. It can result in a...
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    The best estimates we have these days for the...

    The best estimates we have these days for the number of neurons in the brain is around 86 billion (yes, Billion, with a "b"). Not all of them project through the spinal cord, but many of them do....
  18. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17620928 ...

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17620928

    This article is a good starting point - I'm not sure if it's public access since I automatically get access through my university account.

    In a...
  19. Theoretically, wide-pulse stimulation using skin...

    Theoretically, wide-pulse stimulation using skin electrodes would improve the fatigue factor, possibly as good or even better than electrodes implanted at nerve junctions.
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    It would require nano-technology that would allow...

    It would require nano-technology that would allow for billions of electrical signal pathways to enable proper communications between neuronal paths and networks between the lower and upper spinal...
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    In a fully intact nervous system, the thought...

    In a fully intact nervous system, the thought "I'm going to move my toe" originates in the brain; an electrical gradient passes from a brain neuron down into the spinal cord. At the end of that axon,...
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    Once axons below an SCI are no longer connected...

    Once axons below an SCI are no longer connected to a neuron, the axons disintegrate. There are no axons below the injury that aren't connected to a neuron above or below the injury. So the real...
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    I'm much more familiar with the cellular...

    I'm much more familiar with the cellular environment of the injury site side of things, but I can't imagine a way in which electrochemical signals can be converted into electrical signals, and then...
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    I am getting my PhD as well, but not in materials...

    I am getting my PhD as well, but not in materials science and engineering...what is a CCD? :thinking:
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    The terminology is confusing, as "e-stim" could...

    The terminology is confusing, as "e-stim" could mean any kind of electrical stimulation - Functional electrical stimulation, TENS, Neuromuscular electrical stimulaiton, wide-pulse stimulation,...
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