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Experts Respond: Epidural stimulation treatment for paraplegia

John Kerr posted in on May 23rd, 2011.

The Lancet has published a case study revealing a experimental treatment for spinal damage and dysfunction leading to a loss of motor function. Independent experts, while excited and optimistic, caution that the more research is needed to really assess the treatment. Rob Summers was paralysed from the chest down after a car accident in 2006, […]

NZ Herald/NZPA: Stem cell campaigners win go-ahead for trial

Peter Griffin posted in on January 19th, 2011.

An ethics panel has granted approval for New Zealand’s first clinical trial of adult stem cell treatment for spinal cord injuries. The stem cells, harvested from their noses, will be injected into the spinal injury sites of 6 wheelchair-bound people. An excerpt: (read in full here) “”We will be contacting GPs … asking if they […]

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