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    Department of Defense Gives $5.4 Million to Spinal Cord Injury Research

    Released: 8/17/2010 9:00 AM EDT
    Source: Methodist Hospital, Houston
    Newswise — The United States Department of Defense (DoD) awarded the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation a $5.4 million grant to support the expansion of translational research to find treatments for military men and women with spinal cord injuries.

    http://www.newswise.com/articles/dep...njury-research

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    thats good news money is going into sci

    I just hope most of the money goes into treatment and not just expanding their facuities and such
    "The new DoD award will enable NACTN to bring several new military hospitals into the network"
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    We have a similar story in the UK whereby Tony Blair is donating all the proceeds (approx £4m) from his book for a rehabilitation centre for war vets returning from Afghanistan and Iraq injured.

    A worthy cause of course but when Spinal Research UK only raises £2m a year I wonder whether there was a better place to donate.

    Also, this swanky new rehabilitation facility will be built by mercenary defence contractors at a massive profit no doubt. Where poor old me has to fly abroad just to make use of a Lokomat.

    Oh what a grumpy old cynic I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fly_Pelican_Fly View Post
    We have a similar story in the UK whereby Tony Blair is donating all the proceeds (approx £4m) from his book for a rehabilitation centre for war vets returning from Afghanistan and Iraq injured.

    A worthy cause of course but when Spinal Research UK only raises £2m a year I wonder whether there was a better place to donate.

    Also, this swanky new rehabilitation facility will be built by mercenary defence contractors at a massive profit no doubt. Where poor old me has to fly abroad just to make use of a Lokomat.

    Oh what a grumpy old cynic I am.
    Any cynicism you may display is well founded and dwarfed by the U.S. government's cynicism in granting just 5.4 millions to research SCI to troops injured in a trillion dollar war. That's 0.0000054 of the money spent on the Iraq war. There's always plenty of money to hurt, it's the healing that goes begging.
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    Vike, good news for sure. It's a shame that injuries in war have to be the thrust to do research and clinical trials. On the other hand; what a tribute it would be to see vcictims from the war walk again.

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    Ain't that the awful truth. It pains just thinking about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foolish Old View Post
    Any cynicism you may display is well founded and dwarfed by the U.S. government's cynicism in granting just 5.4 millions to research SCI to troops injured in a trillion dollar war. That's 0.0000054 of the money spent on the Iraq war. There's always plenty of money to hurt, it's the healing that goes begging.
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    Keeping on you are so right about that, I am also a victim of the iraq war and I would hope something great comes out of this, not just for me but for each and everyone of us that suffer from SCI.

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    wow that's like crumbs to them. they basically just found 5 million under the sofa in a corner and chucked it to research to look good.

    maintenance on 1 F-22, after 1 mission, is $22 million. We have over 120 that practice daily.

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    maintanence on an F-22 after one mission is $22 million? I know the government is wasteful, but that doesn't even sound possible? Astonishing. I can fathom 2 million maybe
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