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    Email the BBC--demand coverage of a real cure

    Go here to send your email now.

    Hello all.
    Following some discussion that went on in an earlier thread, we have prepared an email campaign to the BBC asking that they give better coverage to the "real cures" which will someday be possible with regenerative medicine.

    This is in regards to the Longitude Prize's voting over the trying to fix the world's problems and Paralysis Cure is one of the choices. The BBC aired a programme called Horizon and when it got to paralysis cure, it was robots all over the place with hardly a mention of regenerative medicine.

    there are arguments on both sides about if we should vote for paralysis cure or not because it's all robot focussed. In planning this campaign we stayed out of the debate.

    We are asking for the one thing that most in the paralysis community can get behind (even those who are interested in robots); that the BBC give equal coverage to regenerative medicine when talking about paralysis cure.

    Go here to send your email now.
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    You may have heard of the Longitude Prize ? a UK-based scientific committee offering a ?10m prize for the solution of one of humanities greatest challenges. Six challenges have been shortlisted, one of which is paralysis.


    A BBC documentary series called Horizon aired on 22 May to introduce the six challenges. Much to our dismay, the segment on paralysis focussed primarily on compensatory devices such a wearable robotic suit with almost no mention of regenerative medicine or cell-based therapies. Prize organisers have highlighted that complications due to paralysis reach further than just mobility and yet the ?solution? to paralysis proposed by Horizon focussed solely on robotic walking. (continue reading)
    Dennis Tesolat
    www.StemCellsandAtomBombs.blogspot.com

    "Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom."
    Martin Luther King

    #2
    Not bad. 40 came just overnight and i've only put it on jere and haven't direct mailed our past supporters, but we'll have to do better if we want the bbc to write about real cure and not robots. Spread the word.
    Dennis Tesolat
    www.StemCellsandAtomBombs.blogspot.com

    "Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom."
    Martin Luther King

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      #3
      Sent. Thank you Dennis for steppin up.
      "I'm manic as hell-
      But I'm goin' strong-
      Left my meds on the sink again-
      My head will be racing by lunchtime"

      <----Scott Weiland---->

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        #4
        I can't see the form to fill to send the email. I use windows 8.1 with Firefox & Explorer
        Same problem with my android phone.

        Anyone else has the same problem?
        Any idea what the problem could be?

        Paolo
        In God we trust; all others bring data. - Edwards Deming

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          #5
          Thank you

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            #6
            Done, thanks Denis.

            Yo Paolo, I think the problem is CODE 18, check it out if it helps...
            "Talk without the support of action means nothing..."
            ― DaShanne Stokes

            ***Unite(D) to Fight Paralyses***

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              #7
              Done. Thanks Dennis.

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                #8
                Thanks everyone. It feels good getting back to the campaigns after the ravages of my pressure sore.
                We're at about 100 which is good seeing that i still haven't direct mailed past supporters.
                If you want to share the campaign on facebook or twitter, please go to www.bit.ly/bbccureTHANKS
                Dennis Tesolat
                www.StemCellsandAtomBombs.blogspot.com

                "Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom."
                Martin Luther King

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Moe View Post
                  Done, thanks Denis.

                  Yo Paolo, I think the problem is CODE 18, check it out if it helps...
                  Thanks MOE, I fixed the problem, just protection settings not CODE 18

                  Paolo
                  In God we trust; all others bring data. - Edwards Deming

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                    #10
                    Horizon is a generally well respected science documentary programme. It is well worth asking the BBC to undo some of the potential damage to cure research that an over-emphasis on exoskeletons could do by urging tem to make a Horizon documentary on SCI cure research. Horizon documentaries are usually seen as tackling scientific issues without being patronising or resorting to over-simplifications. A campaign to produce a programme on cure research to redress the balance could turn a negative into an opportunity for a genuine positive.

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                      #11
                      Done!

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                        #12
                        Done.

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                          #13
                          Heres a news link to the World Cup Exoskeleton Project:
                          http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...ies-walk-again

                          Not the way I want to walk again, but you gotta admit, it is kind of neat and interesting. I can see this being used primarily for specialized heavy lifting or other uses more, than for an SCI population.

                          i just hope the public perception doesn't see this as a cure for us!

                          P.S. I emailed the BBC!

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Adrian View Post
                            Horizon is a generally well respected science documentary programme. It is well worth asking the BBC to undo some of the potential damage to cure research that an over-emphasis on exoskeletons could do by urging tem to make a Horizon documentary on SCI cure research. Horizon documentaries are usually seen as tackling scientific issues without being patronising or resorting to over-simplifications. A campaign to produce a programme on cure research to redress the balance could turn a negative into an opportunity for a genuine positive.
                            What reaction do you think we can hope for?

                            I don't expect much, but if they'll make a documentary on SCI cure research I hope you'll be in it.

                            Paolo
                            In God we trust; all others bring data. - Edwards Deming

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                              #15
                              This might be a reason why. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtODibC_82A

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