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    Dr. Jonathan Thomas is on deck.

    http://www.u2fp.org/educate/

    “Update from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine”

    http://working2walk2012.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/jonathan-thomas-cirm/ Kates Blog

  2. #12
    Dr. Stephen Huhn is up.

    http://www.u2fp.org/educate/

    Stephen Huhn, MD, FACS, FAAP, Vice President, Head of the CNS Program, Stem Cells, Inc.

    “Phase I/II Study of Human Neural Stem Cells (HuCNS-SC) in Thoracic Spinal Cord
    Injury: Clinical Translation and Update”


    He reports on the progress of Stem Cells Inc.’s PhaseI/II clinical trial of its HuCNS-SC cells in chronic spinal cord injury.

    http://working2walk2012.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/dr-stephen-huhn-stem-cell-inc/ Kates Live Blog

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    Dr. Leif Havton is up.

    http://www.u2fp.org/educate/

    Leif A. Havton, MD, PhD Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Depts. of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care, Neurology, and Anatomy & Neurology, RIRC.

    “Neural Repair of Cauda Equina and Conus Medullaris Forms of Spinal Cord Injury”

    Dr. Havton is a physician-scientist, who is working in the research fields of spinal cord injury and repair, pain and stem cell science. His laboratory performs translational research and has special interests in developing new treatments for cauda equine and conus medullaris forms of spinal cord injuries. These injuries affect the sacral portion of the spinal cord and associated lumbosacral nerve roots. His laboratory studies a combination of motor autonomic and sensory function, including neuropathic and visceral pain, in clinically relevant experimental models.

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    Good thing from Leif is that no FDA involved once he gets trials on humans but still not much clear about chronic injuries and also no time frame for starting this therapy on humans.

    Any further information you have Grammy?

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Jawaid View Post
    Good thing from Leif is that no FDA involved once he gets trials on humans but still not much clear about chronic injuries and also no time frame for starting this therapy on humans.

    Any further information you have Grammy?
    Leif said in the video that a "trial" is not necessary. The procedure will simply need approval from a hospitals IRB (a review board) to be performed on their patients, but it won't require a trial and massive amounts of money. That's why he said the FDA won't be involved. Much will depend on which doctor approaches what hospital and when it happens is unknown.

  6. #16
    Aileen Anderson, PhD. is up.

    http://www.u2fp.org/educate/

    “Stem Cell Strategies for Spinal Cord Injury: Managing the Microenvironment”

    Aileen Anderson, PhD, Associate Professor, Reeve-Irvine Research Center

    Dr. Anderson investigates the role of inflammatory mechanisms in degeneration and regeneration in the central nervous system (CNS), in particular the spinal cord. She collaborated with her husband, Dr. Brian Cummings, and Stem Cells, Inc., to develop a treatment for spinal cord injury using human neural stem cells. The therapy proved effective in mice and is now in human clinical trial. Dr. Anderson (and Dr. Stephen Huhn) will report on the trial, being conducted in Switzerland, as well as other work in her UC-Irvine lab.

    http://working2walk2012.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/aileen-anderson/ Kate's Live Blog

  7. #17
    Dr. Justin Brown is up.

    http://www.u2fp.org/educate/

    “The Role of Peripheral Nerve Surgery in Restoring Motor Control Following Neurotrauma”

    Justin Brown, MD, Assistant Professor and Director, Neurosurgery Peripheral Nerve Program, UC San Diego

    Dr. Brown specializes in peripheral nerve and spinal neurosurgery. In his practice at UCSD, he works with other surgeons on his team to perform tendon and nerve transfer procedures aimed at restoring hand function in patients with tetraplegic spinal cord injury. While tendon transfers are currently the most common procedure used, nerve transfers are a newer technique and may provide advantages for some patients.

    http://working2walk2012.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/justin-brown-breakout/ Kate's Live Blog

  8. #18
    Perhaps some of the most exciting developments that occur from the annual Working 2 Walk Symposium are collaborations and partnerships built by Unite 2 Fight Paralysis.

    http://spinalcordresearchandadvocacy.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/isrt-picks-up-two-chronic-paralysis-research-projects-from-presentations-at-the-working-2-walk-2012-symposium/

  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by GRAMMY View Post
    Perhaps some of the most exciting developments that occur from the annual Working 2 Walk Symposium are collaborations and partnerships built by Unite 2 Fight Paralysis.

    http://spinalcordresearchandadvocacy.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/isrt-picks-up-two-chronic-paralysis-research-projects-from-presentations-at-the-working-2-walk-2012-symposium/

  10. #20
    Dr. Mark Tuszynski is on.

    http://www.u2fp.org/educate/

    “Neural Stem Cells for Severe Spinal Cord Injury”

    Mark Tuszynski, MD, PhD Professor of Neurosciences, Director of the Center for Neural Repair, UC San Diego

    Dr. Tuszynski’s lab studies anatomical, electrophysiological and functional plasticity in the intact and injured adult central nervous system. In rodent and primate models of spinal cord injury, the lab examines the influences of growth factors and extracellular matrix molecules in modulating axonal responses to injury and the ability of these substances to promote axonal regeneration. Dr. Tuszynski recently had a study published in the journal Cell showing “an astonishing degree” of axonal growth at the site of severe spinal cord injury in rats. The Tuszynski team used neural stem cells combined with growth factors to form a gel that was applied to the injury site.

    http://working2walk2012.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/mark-tuszynski/ Kate's Live Blog

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