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    First Adult Stem Cell Human Trial For Spinal Cord Injury Underway

    First Adult Stem Cell Human Trial For Spinal Cord Injury Underway

    Last Updated on Thursday, 13 May 2010 04:55 Written by Josh White Wednesday, 12 May 2010 01:52

    RNL Bio located in Korea has already launched commercial stem cell therapy for pets like dogs and cats with spinal cord injury since 2008. Now they have announced they are beginning trials of the same treatment on humans. On April 30th the Korean FDA approved its human clinical study to treat patients with spinal cord injury using their product ‘RNL-Astrostem’ that is based on fat derived adult stem cells.


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    Interesting. I wish there was more to read of this.

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    Interesting. I wish there was more to read of this.
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    How did cats and dog turn out?

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    Very interesting. It would be nice to know what their outcome measures are as well as they types of injuries they will be trialling the cells on.

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    I have a Korean friend who will be traveling back to Korea next week to visit family. I will ask her if she can maybe visit the facility and give me some more info on it..

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    Oh man, I'm on the edge of my seat...

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    I'm trying to imagine how an intravenous injection is going to effectively and substantially cross through the blood/brain barrier, travel to, and then enter precisely into the lesion site, permeate the scar tissue, bridge the injury site, and significantly regenerate the myelin sheath and sustain axon regeneration over time.

    Not saying it can't be done, but this seems like a lot to expect from an intravenous injection.

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    Its sounds too easy and simple. Like "2008 - cats and dogs" and now "2010 - human!"

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