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  • Update on Experiments to Restore Function after Chronic SCI: Dr. Jerry Silver

    Dr. Jerry Silver presented the latest information on their chronic research from the lab at Working 2 Walk 2014 in Seattle, WA. The blog post with his video presentation is at this LINK:

    This research was also published in Nature Journal today. The press release and their video can be seen at this LINK:
    http://spinalcordresearchandadvocacy.wordpress.com/

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    Originally posted by GRAMMY View Post
    Dr. Jerry Silver presented the latest information on their chronic research from the lab at Working 2 Walk 2014 in Seattle, WA. The blog post with his video presentation is at this LINK:

    This research was also published in Nature Journal today. The press release and their video can be seen at this LINK:
    Thanks for posting. All this with just injections?, Im feeling hopeful, should I be?

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    • #3
      Grammy Was this done in acute injury rat models?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JamesMcM View Post
        Grammy Was this done in acute injury rat models?
        Yes, initial studies were done on acute animals. This presentation however was about chronic model experiment updates. During the presentation he updated those at W2W on the (chronic 2 months) contusive injury model and efforts to build a bridge across the lesion. He also discussed a pilot study of (6 months chronic) contusive animals. He briefly mentioned collaborative chronic work on the respiratory system after hemisection lesion at C2 up to (1.5 years chronic) after injury.
        http://spinalcordresearchandadvocacy.wordpress.com/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Tbone57 View Post
          Thanks for posting. All this with just injections?, Im feeling hopeful, should I be?
          This is a neat podcasted LINK that explains it all at NPR.
          http://spinalcordresearchandadvocacy.wordpress.com/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by GRAMMY View Post
            This is a neat podcasted LINK that explains it all at NPR.
            Everything was going good until that closing statement, "Human trials are stills years away" AAggggghhhh!!!

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            • #7
              Makes me wish to be a rat...
              Last edited by Moe; 12-04-2014, 12:26 AM.
              "Talk without the support of action means nothing..."
              ― DaShanne Stokes

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

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              • #8
                The media has grabbed it: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health...-spine-n261116

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                • #9
                  Why is a video of Harkema's patients included in this story?

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                  • #10
                    Because the media is pretty reckless in their reporting?

                    Originally posted by Jim View Post
                    Why is a video of Harkema's patients included in this story?

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                    • #11
                      From the BBC:
                      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30254698

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jim View Post
                        Why is a video of Harkema's patients included in this story?
                        They clicked on the wrong video link? This one is what the National Institute of Health (NIH) put out about this project. One would have thought they could have linked the correct video to the right project. Maybe hire proof readers? oh well...

                        http://spinalcordresearchandadvocacy.wordpress.com/

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                        • #13
                          Improvement in BBB Score is from 10 to 12?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jim View Post
                            Improvement in BBB Score is from 10 to 12?
                            Thirty per cent of ISP-treated animals (versus zero vehicle/ILP-treated animals) demonstrated, at least, frequent coordinated stepping
                            (BBB >13), with three rats achieving BBB scores >17.5 ISP treated animals made 58% less foot faults on the grid walk test suggesting recovery of sensorimotor coordination and balance.
                            http://spinalcordresearchandadvocacy.wordpress.com/

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                            • #15
                              Grammy, what is the potential road map for human experimentation? Are we looking at further animal testing and replication of results? Are there any commercial entities interested in Jerry Silver's work at present? What, if anything, can be done by the community to expedite the translation of this research?

                              Many thanks

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