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    What are the chances?

    The old Superman movies have been playing on HBO the last several weeks and I just can't stop thinking about Superman getting injured back in 1995. I remember when it happened thinking that everyone will finally be forced to understand SCIs now that it has happened to someone very famous (no offense meant to Christopher Reeves).

    While things have improved since, it just amazes me that it didn't shoot us to the forefront of research and keep us there.

    It's amazing how quickly we forget and move on. We can do so much better than this.

    #2
    I agree, and I bet he was also told the 5 years thing !

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      #3
      Is the lack of progress due to ineffective research (money, collaboration, commitment, etc.) or is it more a function of how difficult a problem SCI is to solve?
      Last edited by quadfather; 25 Mar 2013, 2:05 AM.

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        #4
        Originally posted by quadfather View Post
        Is the lack of progressive due to ineffective research (money, collaboration, commitment, etc.) or is it more a function of how difficult a problem SCI is to solve?
        I would imagine it is mostly due to how difficult a problem SCI is to solve.

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          #5
          The incredibly slow pace of sci 'cure' research is really frustrating. Imagine if $5 billion or even $1 billion of the $700 billion spent on the military (bombs, bombers, bases) was diverted to spinal cord injury research??

          When I first got hurt in 1995 when I was 17 I remember thinking I just have to put up with being paralyzed till I'm in my 30's...because surely there will be a cure by then...
          C4/5 incomplete, 17 years since injury

          "The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” - Carlos Castaneda

          "We live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom: our body." - Marcel Proust

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            #6
            Everyone's brain is different. No 2 are alike. Something like this, brobably makes it impossible to come up with a "standard" fix that does this. Yes many brains, I guess work the same for some things, but doubt exactly the same fo a zillion other things.

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              #7
              Originally posted by rlmtrhmiles View Post
              Everyone's brain is different. No 2 are alike. Something like this, brobably makes it impossible to come up with a "standard" fix that does this. Yes many brains, I guess work the same for some things, but doubt exactly the same fo a zillion other things.
              Therefore you cant do an organ transplant to the brain but you can regenerate it. Thats what everyone trys to do

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