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    Major International Stem Cell Trials For Multiple Sclerosis Get Funding

    Major International Stem Cell Trials For Multiple Sclerosis Get Funding
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    Main Category: Multiple Sclerosis
    Also Included In: Stem Cell Research; Neurology / Neuroscience
    Article Date: 29 Jul 2011 - 2:00 PDT


    UK scientists getting ready to work on major international trials to investigate the safety and effectiveness of stem cells in slowing, stopping or reversing brain and spinal cord damage in people with multiple scleroris (MS) have received £1 million in funds from the MS Society and the UK Stem Cell Foundation (UKCSF).

    Many scientists believe this unique international collaboration will significantly reduce the timescales for finding out if stem cells are safe and effective in treating MS.

    In a statement issued today, 29 July, the MS Society said that the funding is for three UK studies within the international trials.

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    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/231944.php

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    This is great news. Now for an SCI trial in the UK. Mr Fawcett - let's get Chondroitinase into humans. What is the hold up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fly_Pelican_Fly View Post
    This is great news. Now for an SCI trial in the UK. Mr Fawcett - let's get Chondroitinase into humans. What is the hold up?
    you are so right, let's get some action!



    James Fawcett

    Chairman – Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair

    E-mail: jf108@cam.ac.uk



    Research Interests

    Axon regeneration in the Central Nervous System
    Intrinsic regenerative ability of axons
    Integrins and the cell surface in axon regeneration
    Schwann cells and spinal cord repair
    A peripheral nerve repair prosthesis
    Clinical trials protocols for spinal cord injury

    http://www.brc.cam.ac.uk/principal-i...james-fawcett/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fly_Pelican_Fly View Post
    This is great news. Now for an SCI trial in the UK. Mr Fawcett - let's get Chondroitinase into humans. What is the hold up?
    Any idea what the hold up us at this time?
    Dennis Tesolat
    www.StemCellsandAtomBombs.blogspot.com

    "Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom."
    Martin Luther King

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