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    Anonymous donor gives $4M to KU Med Center for spinal cord research

    Anonymous donor gives $4M to KU Med Center for spinal cord research

    By Andy Hyland — Lawrence Journal-World

    June 16, 2011



    An anonymous donor has contributed $4 million to fund spinal cord research at Kansas University Medical Center.

    The research will be led by Peter Smith, director of KUMC’s Institute for Neurological Disorders and director of the Spinal Cord Injuries Repair Program, and Randolph Nudo, director of the Landon Center on Aging.

    Smith’s research focuses on stem cells and their potential to alleviate spinal cord injuries. The research involves converting cells from a patient’s skin to cells that mimic stem cells, from which neurons can be generated.

    Nudo’s research uses microelectronics to develop a system that can stimulate healthy neurons above and below the injury to carry messages from the brain to other parts of the body.

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    http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2011/ju...r-spinal-cord/

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    Very nice. Now if we could only get Wise a sugar momma.

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    lets hope they use the donation for research and not on building, labs and more labs.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by ineedmyelin View Post
    lets hope they use the donation for research and not on building, labs and more labs.............
    I really don't know KU Med Center, but I agree with what you say. We have too many examples of mala praxis.

    Usually, it's not only the lack of money, but the bad use of it. (Miami Project, Rick Hansen Institute, Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0xSquidy View Post
    I really don't know KU Med Center, but I agree with what you say. We have too many examples of mala praxis.

    Usually, it's not only the lack of money, but the bad use of it. (Miami Project, Rick Hansen Institute, Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation...)
    I was going to say the exact same thing.
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