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    25 Years Later, Buoniconti's Close to a Cure

    25 Years Later, Buoniconti's Close to a Cure
    Paralyzed football player making impact through Miami project
    By ADAM KUPERSTEIN
    Updated 3:49 PM EDT, Thu, Oct 21, 2010
    October 26th marks the 25th anniversary of the end of Marc Buoniconti's football career.

    It also marks the beginning of a life that's had a greater impact than football ever could have.

    25 years ago, Marc Buoniconti, the son of former Miami Dolphins Hall-of-Famer Nick Buoniconti, was paralyzed from the neck down while playing in a college football game for The Citadel.

    "Sometimes, it seems like yesterday," Buoniconti said Wednesday.

    http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local-b...105409303.html

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    I dunno if I buy it. I think it's still a long ways off.
    "Life is about how you
    respond to not only the
    challenges you're dealt but
    the challenges you seek...If
    you have no goals, no
    mountains to climb, your
    soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt Leatherbee View Post
    I dunno if I buy it. I think it's still a long ways off.
    FDA approval or a cure?

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    Are they really pushing this? I'm honest here, i don't know very much about them but... 25 years -> 0 clinical trials?
    Don't ask what clinical trials can do for you, ask what you can do for clinical trials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaz19 View Post
    FDA approval or a cure?
    Both of those.
    "Life is about how you
    respond to not only the
    challenges you're dealt but
    the challenges you seek...If
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    soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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    Schwann cells are a remylination strategy for the acute phase. MP's been beating the same drum for many, many years. MP opened the NY Stock Exchange with this news 2-3 years ago.

    While other smaller groups are already in clinical trials, MP continues to tout their "clinical trial initiative" plans.

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    You know I don't want to bash the Miami Project because they have been successful raising awareness of SCI Research in the General Public, I remember when my son was paralyzed that was one of two places I had heard of the other being the Christopher Reeve Foundation and I knew nothing oabout SCI at the time.

    But 25 years and $350,000,000.00 later and nothing even in clinical trials yet ??? Maybe Marc should start spreading the wealth around to other research centers that might be able to get some results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjames View Post
    But 25 years and $350,000,000.00 later and nothing even in clinical trials yet ??? Maybe Marc should start spreading the wealth around to other research centers that might be able to get some results.
    350M$?? OMG. You have any sources for that?

    Thank you.
    Don't ask what clinical trials can do for you, ask what you can do for clinical trials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0xSquidy View Post
    350M$?? OMG. You have any sources for that?

    Thank you.
    From the article linked in the original post:

    Today, they have a staff of 250 doctors, scientists, technicians, researchers and Marc, the president. And it's not just a title. Despite being a quadriplegic, he's actively involved. He leads fund-raising efforts, which have brought in more than $350 million, and he's the biggest champion for a cure, which is more realistic now than ever before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjames View Post
    But 25 years and $350,000,000.00 later and nothing even in clinical trials yet ??? Maybe Marc should start spreading the wealth around to other research centers that might be able to get some results.
    Especially considering that Geron has spent 150 million and 11
    years on GRNOPC1. Wise is working on an even slimmer budget
    and his trial is for chronic sci.

    Buoniconti obviously knows about Geron's trials and probably
    Wise's too. I wonder what he thinks of MP's progress in comparison?

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