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    Local cos line up big stem cell research plans

    Local cos line up big stem cell research plans

    TIMES NEWS NETWORK[ THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2006 02:42:41 AM]


    MUMBAI: Research in stem cells that holds promise in treating spinal cord injuries and difficult-to-cure diseases like blood cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s is set to pick up in India.

    South India-based stem cell banking firm Asia Cryo-Cell is set to start massive clinical trials at its stem cell transplant centre in Chennai using technologies licensed from Japanese and US biotech firms.

    Stem cells are versatile cells found in umbilical cord blood that is usually discarded at childbirth, but could be used to repair damaged cells in the body that usually do not regenerate like cells forming the nerves. Reliance Life Sciences is another major player in this emerging area.

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    Senior Member Schmeky's Avatar
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    Promises promises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmeky
    Promises promises.
    Well when is the last time any scientist came to this forum and gave any of us more hope? Questions may be answered but we all know we are several years away and so does Dr. Young. The younger scientists are collaborating and that's the key. If you stick too an old fashion rule you will not win.

    It would be nice if someone can fill us in on progress and how quickly we can benefit. The answers are there we are just not being told and will continue to be left in the dark until someone shines some light.

    We must ask ourselves DO THEY REALLY CARE WE ARE SUFFERING or is it just their passion/obsession that strings them along?

    Once small increments are made $ and connections will walk and BS will talk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmeky
    Promises promises.
    Yes we've been fed up with endless promises. Action speaks louder then words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spidergirl
    Well when is the last time any scientist came to this forum and gave any of us more hope? Questions may be answered but we all know we are several years away and so does Dr. Young. The younger scientists are collaborating and that's the key. If you stick too an old fashion rule you will not win.

    It would be nice if someone can fill us in on progress and how quickly we can benefit. The answers are there we are just not being told and will continue to be left in the dark until someone shines some light.

    We must ask ourselves DO THEY REALLY CARE WE ARE SUFFERING or is it just their passion/obsession that strings them along?

    Once small increments are made $ and connections will walk and BS will talk.
    Great point Spidy, We, you and i and the others must reach out to a researcher.....pick one from one of these articles and write them, thank them and start that personal contact......i can't explain it but they or many of them realy want to know us.

    and hey spidy change your aviator...it's quite distracting......lol
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    Looks as though 2007 may be the onset of actual clinical trials using various types of stem cells for SCI.

    Should be interesting.

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    In general there are two types of “breakthroughs” or research news. One type is scientific breakthroughs which are quite often published in medical journals and also quite often published in media. To publish scientifically breakthroughs like this from time to time is often important to be able to attract funds and to keep the cash flow into the different projects. Those breakthroughs are normally what we are discussing here on these boards. The other type of breakthrough is clinical breakthroughs, which are rarely published because there aren't many, but those are the breakthroughs we actually need. Much of the other stuff is basically show-off and at the best are only bits and pieces of the larger puzzle because much of it is just basal research, if at all.
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