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    Damaged nerve fibers in spinal cord injuries could be repaired using nano-spheres

    Latest research at Purdue University has developed a new approach for repairing damaged nerve fibers in spinal cord injuries using nano-spheres that could be injected into the blood shortly after an accident.

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    Well. What are we waiting for?????????

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      #3
      November 09, 2009
      Advances on Many Fronts to Spinal Cord Injury Repair

      read article:

      http://nextbigfuture.com/2009/11/adv...inal-cord.html

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        #4
        "that can be injected SHORTLY after the accident "... Another acute thing.... JACKPOT!
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          #5
          Could this one day be used to help rats with SCI?

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            Originally posted by foffana View Post
            Latest research at Purdue University has developed a new approach for repairing damaged nerve fibers in spinal cord injuries using nano-spheres that could be injected into the blood shortly after an accident.

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            The research being described here is more than just about treating acute spinal cord injury. The scientists have Purdue have discovered a new method of delivering drugs, proteins, and other materials to the injured spinal cord. They used spinal cord injury as the model with which to demonstrate their technique. It doesn't mean that it has to be restricted to acute spinal cord injury? Nor does it mean that all acute spinal cord injury research is automatically not useful to people with chronic spinal cord injury.

            Wise.

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              #7
              Yeah! (for real, no sarcasm)
              Now how do we get this on your desk?
              please . . .test what you already know; and give us what you have. we may not be dying, but we certainly are not living either

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                Originally posted by Wise Young View Post
                The research being described here is more than just about treating acute spinal cord injury. The scientists have Purdue have discovered a new method of delivering drugs, proteins, and other materials to the injured spinal cord. They used spinal cord injury as the model with which to demonstrate their technique. It doesn't mean that it has to be restricted to acute spinal cord injury? Nor does it mean that all acute spinal cord injury research is automatically not useful to people with chronic spinal cord injury.

                Wise.
                it may not be necessarry in treating acutes only, but it is. acute gets everything.

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                  #9
                  When I was a new injury, I was much acuter then I am now.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by boda View Post
                    Could this one day be used to help rats with SCI?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by DA View Post
                      it may not be necessarry in treating acutes only, but it is. acute gets everything.
                      No one is getting anything.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by boda View Post
                        Could this one day be used to help rats with SCI?
                        - funniest remark I've read in here! - thank you boda.
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                          Scientists Devise Early Treatment for Spine Injury

                          Scientists Devise Early Treatment for Spine Injury

                          Monday, November 9, 2009 9:15 AM

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                          CHICAGO - Injecting tiny polymer spheres into rats right after a spinal cord injury helped the animals recover movement and prevented secondary nerve damage that often follows such injuries, U.S. researchers said on Sunday.


                          The experimental treatment uses spheres called copolymer micelles that fuse with injured nerve fibers and prevent inflammation from doing more damage to surrounding nerves.


                          "What we did here was we invented a method to treat the spinal injury at the early stage," said Ji-Xin Cheng of Purdue University in Indiana, whose study appears in the journal Nature Nanomedicine.


                          Copolymer micelles, roughly 100 times smaller than the diameter of a red blood cell, have been used in research for three decades as a drug-delivery vehicle.



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                          http://www.newsmax.com/science/spine...09/283551.html

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