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    Why Don't We Have a Cure for Spinal Cord Injury? 2016

    This article is from last year, I am still very hopeful for the cure


    Why Don't We Have a Cure for Spinal Cord Injury?
    Eve C. Tsai, MD, PhD, FAANS; Suzan Chen, MD; Anastasia Turner | Features
    AANS Neurosurgeon: Volume 25, Number 3, 2016
    Quote:
    While there are still some practical barriers that exist, once the mental barriers have been overcome, practical barriers become less insurmountable. We could place a man on the moon because someone believed it could be achieved. We can obtain encyclopedic knowledge through the air on a handheld device because someone believed it could be achieved. While there have been many blockades to the belief that spinal cord injury can be cured, many of these mental obstacles have been overcome, and hopefully, in the near future, we can say that a cure for spinal cord injury has been achieved.
    read article:
    http://aansneurosurgeon.org/features...l-cord-injury/

    #2
    We put man on moon largely due to Nazi tech. Maybe we will be in a better place If Hitler put a priority in treating the paralegic lol.
    But we still have aliens... Who knows when they will visit earth. One can only dream.

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      #3
      maybe is the massive fuck up that was Thalidomide had never happened we wouldn't have such a restrictive process to bring new treatments to market.

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        #4
        Because there's way more $ for them to keep us in chairs..

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          #5
          I still say lack of belief in front line medicine. Plus, we're such a small population. A friend's son has DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pons glioma) .. an untreatable cancer that forms tumours throughout the brainstem and is inoperable. He's survived (and still playing hockey at 8yrs old!) more than 7 months now.

          A relative through marriage also had this and was 2yrs old ... he lasted 6 months and passed last week.

          One would think suffering gets the funds, but nope.

          DIPG attacks children and those affected survive less than a year.
          Last edited by lynnifer; 31 Oct 2017, 5:01 AM.
          Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

          T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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            #6
            Originally posted by windchaser View Post
            Maybe we will be in a better place If Hitler put a priority in treating the paralegic lol.
            The helpless disabled were the first to be eliminated by Nazi Germany.

            Monopolistic big Pharma isn't after cures. It knows the money is in the distribution chain of their bandaid solution. The good news is an unravelling of this problem has begun:
            Big Pharma Execs Bribed Doctors to Prescribe More Opioids Amid National Crisis, Feds Say


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              #7
              That is like a subscription system for This earth online game, lol.

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                #8
                Originally posted by lynnifer View Post
                I still say lack of belief in front line medicine. Plus, we're such a small population. A friend's son has DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pons glioma) .. an untreatable cancer that forms tumours throughout the brainstem and is inoperable. He's survived (and still playing hockey at 8yrs old!) more than 7 months now.

                A relative through marriage also had this and was 2yrs old ... he lasted 6 months and passed last week.

                One would think suffering gets the funds, but nope.
                Maybe If we combine Chinese gov funding with Intl researchers. China has much funding But not many top researchers.

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                  #9
                  China has a history of 'faking' their outcomes in research. Not interested.

                  It is frustrating to me that if we had enough awareness and money, paralysis could be solved. Heartbreaking and tragic really .. as we keep losing members here.
                  Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

                  T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by lynnifer View Post
                    China has a history of 'faking' their outcomes in research. Not interested.
                    Thats exactly the point. The money isn't fake.

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                      #11
                      ChinaSCINet is the Clinical Trial Network Wise developed in China/Hong Kong. To date they have carried out 8 clinical trials for less than 2 million US. http://www.chinascinet.org/index.php...129&Itemid=174

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                        #12
                        Why Don't We Have a Cure for Spinal Cord Injury? There are no big thinkers anymore.Why take risks when you can make billion$ selling gadgets and apps and the crack like addiction of smart phones.Our tech bazillionaires are happy to leave the heavy lifting of neuroscience,health care,the environment etc. to the tax payer, which is a fools errand,the bureaucracy will never solve these problems,regardless of who is in office.Tesla's Elon Musk is a visionary and is dabbling in neuroscience but he's hooked on government handouts.One last thing,we're not on the PC victims du jour list of Hollywood,academia,congress and the media.
                        Billions spent every year on trivia and special interests,much of it wasted or redundant while the people trying to cure sci like Wise and Silver have to beg for funding,I don't see any change to the status quo anytime soon.

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                          #13
                          I wouldn't wish an SCI on anyone, but what would put a considerable focus on finding a cure is a president with a SCI.

                          President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was diagnosed has having polio. On January 3, 1938, he announced the creation of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, better known today as the March of Dimes Foundation. The March of Dimes used the funds raised to set up new research facilities to find a cure for polio.

                          The funding provided by the March of Dimes eventually lead to the development of the polio vaccine by Dr. Jonas Salk.

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                            #14
                            This may be way off, or maybe not. Ten years ago this sight was all the buzz and excitement about a cure and treatment. Ten years later I'm not sure we are much closer than we were. Damn I hope I am wrong. I wish nothing but the best for Dr Young, Silver and the rest. Its just depressing!

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                              #15
                              The SCI Community has no one to blame but ourselves. We have not organized and demanded a cure. When is the last time we lobbied our representatives for increased funding? Researches are working their asses off while we as a collective do nothing.

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