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    Thumbs up Japanese team?s antibody treatment returns 80% of finger function to paralyzed monkey

    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/20.../#.WlhQ7fkrKHt

    KYOTO ? A joint research team formed by Kyoto University and Osaka University has succeeded in repairing finger function in monkeys with spinal cord injuries by using an antibody to thwart a protein that blocks neural regeneration.
    Details of the findings made by the team, which includes Kyoto University researcher Hiroshi Nakagawa, were published online by the British journal Cerebral Cortex on Friday.
    The success precedes a clinical trial of the treatment that might be launched for spinal injury patients this year by a group led by Osaka University and Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp., sources said.
    Japanese hospitals see over 5,000 spinal cord injuries per year as a result of traffic or accidents. Of the more than 200,000 patients, only about 10 percent have been able to rehabilitate enough to return to work or school.

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    Has anyone found more details on this effort? I'm assuming this was an acute injury study?
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    I don’t believe it unti it’s replicated.

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    Sounds very much like what Renetx is doing. Their phase 1 trial for chronic, cervical sci patients starts end of this year in Connecticut....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mize View Post
    Has anyone found more details on this effort? I'm assuming this was an acute injury study?
    “If the treatment is clinically applied to the early stages of damage, it may be effective,” said Masahiko Takada, a professor at Kyoto University’s Primate Research Institute who was also a member of the team.

    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/20.../#.WrGh42bcejS

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