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    Miami project

    is anyone here close to the Miami project?

    Any new info?

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    Question The question should maybe be: Is the Maimi Project close to any of us?

    Not that i have any right to extend my sarcasm towards the MP; other than being just another sci around long enough to be angry that nothing significant ever seems to make it to the headlines out that place.
    Maybe i'm wrong, maybe they'll surprise us yet.
    Unfort, I think they're still light years away from even the progress taking place overseas.
    I hope i'm wrong.

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    I dont want to knock any effort for a cure, but I rehabbed accross the street at Jackson a little short of four years ago. At the time, Mrs. Amador (cannot recall if she is a Dr. or not) said that human trials were likely (not for sure) to start within three to five years. Since then I have read that three to five years has been the position of Dr. Green since the early to mid seventies. I am sure they are trying and that some advances have been made, but I wouldnt hold my breath. I believe much more is going on overseas.
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    This is posted in an older press release:

    .."the world’s largest most comprehensive spinal cord injury research center ."

    If this is true, it is concerning. While they conduct fund raisers several times yearly, I haven't seen any encouraging press release regarding research or discoveries in years.

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    Ah but their research has contributed to the SCI knowledge base.

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    This corporation is more likely to produce something in our lifetime.

    http://www.geron.com/showpage.asp?code=prodstsp

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    I guess my point is this;

    It appears that it's a zero sum game. There is only so much money
    available to try and figure out what therapies are effective. The Miami
    project has over the years absorbed the lions share of the money
    available between private donations, government grants & funding. I
    don't know the exact numbers, I would estimate over $300 million. What
    have they discovered? If your absorbing the lions share of available
    money in any field, you better be doing more than contributing. You
    should be leading the way, are they? I may be wrong in my comments,
    I'm just asking a few questions.

    btw Buck, I posted an interesting article link on Geron in "clinical trials 2008".

    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?t=82889
    Last edited by chasb; 06-09-2007 at 12:13 AM.

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    Their announcement from 2003 on a triple combination where rats recovered 70% was pretty big .... too bad no one else was able to replicate the results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasb
    It appears that it's a zero sum game. There is only so much money
    available to try and figure out what therapies are effective. The Miami
    project has over the years absorbed the lions share of the money
    available between private donations, government grants & funding. I
    don't know the exact numbers, I would estimate over $300 million. What
    have they discovered? If your absorbing the lions share of available
    money in any field, you better be doing more than contributing. You
    should be leading the way...
    I share similar sentiments. You're not off-base, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasb
    btw Buck, I posted an interesting article link on Geron in "clinical trials 2008".

    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?t=82889
    Thanks, I missed that.

    Another advantage this corporation has, is being in California where
    3 billion in state funding for esc research was just released.

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