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Stem cell target: Repair spinal cord damage

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SCI Research Advancement is working with adult stem-cell treatments to cure spinal cord injuries.

SCI, which stands for “spinal cord injury,” was founded by Will Ambler after a motorcycle accident paralyzed him during his senior year of college. Although the campaign is designed to provide research grants, Ambler says it is done in a different way.

Will Ambler (SCI)”We combined not just a research contract, but combined it with a business contract so that researchers don’t just get subsidized money to do what they want whenever they want,” he explains. “They have to follow guidelines like everyone else. To get money, they have to do what we want with results that we want.”

Ambler does not fund research on human embryos because it involves the killing of children and also because that research has failed to produced useable results.

“The adult stem cell is much safer and as effective, so it doesn’t make any sense to really pursue anything with embryonic,” he decides.

So far, paralyzed lab animals have been treated with adult stem cells and were later able to walk again. The next step is to raise enough money, which comes strictly from donations, to use the new approach in humans. So far, adult stem cells have been used successfully in treating upwards of 80 diseases and medical conditions.

SCI Research Advancement

3 COMMENTS

  1. I have read many articles about the use of stem cells, both embrionic and adult and I am realizing that the only SCI patients this treatment can affect are patiens that are newly diagnosed.

    I have been a Paraplygic for over 10 years now and have significant scar tissue buildup, what I have read, is that people with an injury older that say a year or so cannnot benefit from stem cell implantation. Is this true?

  2. When WILL they start USING stem cell on spinal cord injuries in the USA? Why should the American go over to China and pay them $35,000.00.
    My husband is paralized from the neck down. He can move some and he has full use of his bowl and bladder and has full feeling. I think he would be an excellent candidate for stem cell. I wish someone could help. He is just 57 yrs old.
    Also his spine was bruised and swollen due a motorcycle accident in 2005.
    Come on lets see some results on humans.
    They can use stem cell to grow organ, repair hearts, and everything else. PLEASE let’s move on this!

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