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    Doctors seek new subjects after first successful cell transplant

    Doctors seek new subjects after first successful cell transplant

    After decades of research, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis has completed its first human cell transplant for a spinal cord injury.

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/health/f...0,207093.story

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    Finally!!! This is great news. One patient injected, one enrolled, 6 more to be recruited. I just feel really sad for the next 6 recruits as they are not injured yet.

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    Agreed - anxious to see what happens ... but again, bummed this is not on chronics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TiRods View Post
    Finally!!! This is great news. One patient injected, one enrolled, 6 more to be recruited. I just feel really sad for the next 6 recruits as they are not injured yet.
    agree...
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    Great news !!
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    Dumb question time.

    So .. since there are no diagnostic tests that can 'see' actual nerve cells (for lack of a better phrase since I am unedumacated) ... how do they know what has occurred naturally from healing and what has occurred from their intervention with the Schwann cells?

    Are they able to mark them .. if so, with dye? I can't imagine that lasts long?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnifer View Post
    Dumb question time.

    So .. since there are no diagnostic tests that can 'see' actual nerve cells (for lack of a better phrase since I am unedumacated) ... how do they know what has occurred naturally from healing and what has occurred from their intervention with the Schwann cells?

    Are they able to mark them .. if so, with dye? I can't imagine that lasts long?
    I think (not knowing!!!) that Schwann cells have a different phenotyp than the neurons or axons in the cord. Schwann cells develop and grow when they might integrate in the cord. Therefore I think they will see it on MRI which ones are Schwann cells and which are not. I guess they dont mark them

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnifer View Post
    Agreed - anxious to see what happens ... but again, bummed this is not on chronics.
    Well that's because Marc Buoniconti and all the other injured people that donated money to the Miami Project are acu.... oh wait.
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