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    Stem cell trial offers hope for patients with spinal cord injuries

    Last Updated: October 05. 2010 12:22PM
    Stem cell trial offers hope for patients with spinal cord injuries
    Kim Kozlowski / The Detroit News


    Detroit - A provocative video of two rodents with spinal cord injuries was shown to an audience gathered Tuesday at the Detroit Marriot for the second day of the World Stem Cell Summit.One of the rodents dragged its left hind leg, suffered from incontinence and couldn't stand. The other rodent had an injection of embryonic stem cells and appeared to have more mobility in its back legs.

    The video was aimed at showing hope for the world's first clinical trial using embryonic stem cells in humans. California-based Geron Corp. company has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to inject the stem cells into the spines of patients with spinal cord injuries, initially to determine safety.

    http://detnews.com/article/20101005/...388/1409/rss36

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    Last Updated: October 06. 2010 1:00AM
    Stem cell trials offer hope to treat diseases
    Kim Kozlowski / The Detroit News
    Detroit — Stem cell researchers are closer to bringing better treatment to patients with Lou Gehrig’s disease, spinal cord injuries and more, experts said Tuesday.

    Two promising clinical trials were highlighted Tuesday at the second day of the World Stem Cell Summit, a conference of researchers and industry leaders this week at the Detroit Marriott.

    The trials, approved by the Food and Drug Administration and launched this year, are injecting stem cells into the nervous system of patients and seeking to determine safety. The trial under way with spinal cord injury patients is the first and only using embryonic stem cells.

    Launched last month by Geron Corp., the California-based company’s research has implications for scores of other ailments, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease.

    Many people living with spinal cord injuries are hoping for results from the company’s initial work.

    “To give us any mobility back, that would be life-altering,” said Sabrina Cohen, 32, of Miami Beach, Fla., who lost the use of her legs and hands following a car accident in 1992.





    From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.com/article/20101...#ixzz11amQrEZl

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    Maybe a dumb question, but why is there almost no media coverage of the SCINetUSA trials?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaper1 View Post
    Maybe a dumb question, but why is there almost no media coverage of the SCINetUSA trials?
    Because they're not happening in the U.S.

    The only coverage I see on Geron's trials is on the internet.

    Spinal cord research and stem cell research is far from a
    hot topic. The fall elections and the economy dominate
    the news.

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    The US trials just haven't started yet.
    ...it's worse than we thought. it turns out the people at the white house are not secret muslims, they're nerds.

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    The first patient was treated with the Geron procedure today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c473s View Post
    The first patient was treated with the Geron procedure today.
    Do you have any more details? A link to a story?
    KB

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    Quote Originally Posted by c473s View Post
    The first patient was treated with the Geron procedure today.
    That is total news to me. Any links?
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    It doesn't say anything on Gerntalk.com if there was any news relative to geron, you'd think it would be there
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    Quote Originally Posted by lunasicc42 View Post
    It doesn't say anything on Gerntalk.com if there was any news relative to geron, you'd think it would be there
    Probably because they haven't actually treated someone yet.

    c473s has gotten ahead of themself before. No offense, c473s.

    Quote Originally Posted by c473s-7/6/09
    The trial went live last week.
    SOURCE

    Geron was still a year away from receiving final FDA approval
    when that comment was made.

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