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    Stem Cell Summit Aims To Help MS Patients

    Stem Cell Summit Aims To Help MS Patients

    By Carolyn Johnson

    Jan. 17 - KGO - An invitation-only stem cell summit is taking place in San Francisco this week, with the world's top scientists gathered to discuss the promise of stem cell research in multiple sclerosis.

    Dr. Douglas Kerr is a neurologist at Johns Hopkins. He led a team of scientists there, turning embryonic stem cells of mice into motor neurons in rats, allowing paralyzed rats to walk again by reconnecting the spinal cord with muscle. It's the kind of stem cell research being shared at this summit in San Francisco.

    Douglas Kerr, M.D., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, Dept. of Neurology: "There are stem cell biologists, and we have meetings, but you never interact with clinicians, people who think about changing this into a clinical trial or a clinical therapy."

    John Richert, M.D., National MS Society, VP Research: "The field has come along to a point where many things that we thought were science fiction just a few years ago, now look like they may well be doable."

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    Quote Originally Posted by manouli
    Douglas Kerr, M.D., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, Dept. of Neurology: "There are stem cell biologists, and we have meetings, but you never interact with clinicians, people who think about changing this into a clinical trial or a clinical therapy."
    Interesting to hear someone like Dr. Kerr come out and say this. Basically saying researchers are not responsible for doing clinical trials but at the same time researchers don't interact with the people who do clinical trials.

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