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    Nerve Graft Heals Paralysis in Rats

    Check out this link it is quite interesting.



    http://the-scientist.com/2011/07/13/...lysis-in-mice/

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    rats are always lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by east dragon View Post
    rats are always lucky.

    Because rats are.... AWESOME!!!!
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    The primary lab work on nerve bridging was discussed here: http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?t=159889
    The rats and mice are awesome. I'd sure hate for scientific experiments to be conducted on me! EEUUWW UCK! Gruesome!
    This work really is extraordinary and has lots of future potential to help cure paralysis.
    Last edited by GRAMMY; 07-16-2011 at 04:47 PM.

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    Are you paralyzed, Grammy?

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    Chondriotinase has been written about since 1975. There are well over 100 papers written using chondriotinase; it's probably the most researched and tested regenerative therapy for SCI in existence.

    Yet it is not anywhere near use in a human trial. Do a search, it has been discussed many times here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmeky View Post
    Chondriotinase has been written about since 1975. There are well over 100 papers written using chondriotinase; it's probably the most researched and tested regenerative therapy for SCI in existence.

    Yet it is not anywhere near use in a human trial. Do a search, it has been discussed many times here.
    how can that be? why has it been ignored?

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    It now shows successful in rats using a nerve bridge for reconnection of the diaphragm. The restoration of breathing is a first time accomplishment.

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    Unfortunately this has been fooled around with for 100yrs also ... I remember bugging Dr Young about this and he said there just aren't enough trained surgeons in nerve work.

    Zheng fooled around with this - no idea where it went.
    Xiao fooled around with this - prison for unrelated thing.

    There's someone on this site who had it done for a solar plexus injury.

    It's frustrating that this hasn't been pursued further and therefore faster ... but hopefully this study will put things on the move-on and more surgeons can be trained quickly.

    This is something NOW for those of us who are chronic. I love the idea of regeneration therapies .. but I'm afraid they're more than a decade off.

    ETA: Putting the chondriotinase with it is new though. Snail's pace of research I swear!
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    James Fawcett emailed me and said chondroitinase trials will begin in 2 to 3 years.

    I like that Wise Young's lithium and cord blood human trials are already started. They are our best hope for a quick solution - oh, and Geron is doing clinical trials too.

    Everything else is years off before clinical trials start and therefore therapies even longer.

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