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    No harm in trying! Submit another request and you never know. They are starting new studies all the time. I am anxious for them to get the Swan Cell therapy approved for clinical trials.
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    mmm it was aproved a couple of months ago. Expect results between 8 and 12 years from now Saddly

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    Quote Originally Posted by russianrob View Post
    No harm in trying! Submit another request and you never know. They are starting new studies all the time. I am anxious for them to get the Swan Cell therapy approved for clinical trials.
    I hate to sound negative.. but schwann cells are not going to work.. it's another trial like the Geron trial IMO, it will fail, but they will prove that it is safe to transplant schwann cells in the spinal cord...

    Paolo
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    Quote Originally Posted by paolocipolla View Post
    I hate to sound negative.. but schwann cells are not going to work.. it's another trial like the Geron trial IMO, it will fail, but they will prove that it is safe to transplant schwann cells in the spinal cord...

    Paolo
    Unfortunately you are right. The hope is one day they inject enough with the right makeup and it actually works to restore function. With the trial models as they are and the lack of truly transformational funding this journey will be long. I have heard for 38 years the cure was close. Years ago I began to frame "cure" as significant improvement.

    We must keep the fire lit

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    I notice Dr. Mary Bungee's name isn't listed anywhere in the study groups. Since this was 'her baby' and her plan was to combine 2 types of cells than I also expect nothing to be found on this other than it may be safe in healthy acute injuries. I do find the exclusion of those who cannot take gentimycin strange or the hospital can't keep a clean area specifically for such delicate surgery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by russianrob View Post
    No harm in trying! Submit another request and you never know. They are starting new studies all the time. I am anxious for them to get the Swan Cell therapy approved for clinical trials.
    Looking back at this and kinda laughing now ... those damn Swans! (Schwann cell therapy).
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