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    Originally posted by keeping on View Post
    Wise, there is a report thaqt Stem Cells Inc. is goin g to use cells to treat a juvinile disease to restore myelin. Do you know of this company, their focus, and if their therapy would apply to lother demylinating diseases. Specifically transverse myelitis or other diseases where restoration of myelin would be a major breakthrough. Thanks in advance.
    T.J.
    Yes, this company is treating Batten's disease. Wise.

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      Originally posted by keeping on View Post
      Wise, for conditions like transverse myelitis where no servered nerves are involved; does your project have any affect on these conditions? Hopefully it will; I'm sure you've investigated all the questions I may have and thank you for being a source of hope.

      thanks,
      T.J.
      At a recent meeting, Doug Kerr at Johns Hopkins was talking about using glial-restricted precursors to treat transverse myelitis. I am not sure that I understand TM well enough. For example, I am not sure whether it is just demyelination.

      Wise.

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        Our local Arby's is also doing an evening fund raiser this month for the spinal cord injuries trials here in the USA. I previously announced they would be doing one for Dr. Stephen Davies, but they have also consented to do one for Dr. Wise Young to get the clinical trials funded here in the United States.

        I am thankful that my community is willing to help fund the trials and research to end paralysis once and for all.
        http://spinalcordresearchandadvocacy.wordpress.com/

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          Thank you Wise; good luck.

          T.J.

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            umbilical cord cell transplants

            Hi Dr. Wise and everyone,
            My name is Manu Esteve, I have a simple question,
            Does all the people who is going to participate in the future umbilical cord cell transplants need to provide those cells from their own female relative members?
            please excuse my ignorance
            Thank you very much
            Manu

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              What's the question?

              Dr. Young is starting something special in upcoming human trials. There is alot of work being done on rats if you are interested. Many of us have faith in Wise's approach to a cure or improvement, and most of us are tired of seeing smiling rats in the backyard that have been cured.

              Stay tuned for testing and maybe some results in the upcoming year.

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                Originally posted by Manu View Post
                Hi Dr. Wise and everyone,
                My name is Manu Esteve, I have a simple question,
                Does all the people who is going to participate in the future umbilical cord cell transplants need to provide those cells from their own female relative members?
                please excuse my ignorance
                Thank you very much
                Manu
                Manu, the cells will be HLA-matched and come from umbilical cord blood banked by Stemcyte. They are one of the largest (and in my opinion, best) commercial umbilical cord blood banking companies. The cells do not have to come from relatives. Wise.

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                  Thanks!!
                  Manu

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                    just gave our year end donation

                    to the sciusa network.

                    Dollar a day? Done.

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                      Originally posted by kate View Post
                      to the sciusa network.

                      Dollar a day? Done.
                      Kate, thanks so much. Wise.

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                        I put my van on ebay which I'm going to donate half the money to research. I was searching for nascinet but it wasn't there as an option. I saw Christopher reeves and Diana reeves foundation though. I would much rather donate directly to the network if possible. Anyone have any suggestions without it becoming overly complicated for my family to donate the money? Could start a trend of selling our old junk on ebay to fund the network
                        Joe T.

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                          http://donations.ebay.com/donation/w...recommend1.jsp thats the signup for nonprofits
                          Joe T.

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                            Buttabean,

                            Great idea selling things on on eBay to raise money.
                            Nascinet is the old name for the network, it is now The Spinal Cord Injury Network USA (SCINetUSA) http://www.scinetusa.org/
                            Rutgers University Foundation is the nonprofit collecting money for the network. If you need any help setting it up on eBay, let me know- jimbenn@rci.rutgers.edu

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                              Hey Jim, I'm going to fill out the info for that link I posted. I'm guessing they'll be contacting you...
                              Joe T.

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                                Dr Young, I understand that Dr D. Kerr is leaving Johns Hopkins and going to Boston. Is this a discouragement to the cause or is it something positive? I was inquiring about a 2006 article that was published where he had success with stem cell with rats. I know you have mentioned him several times. I would like to know what the stauts of his research is at this time.

                                Thanks in advance,
                                T.J.

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