• It is used off-label to treat multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, anal fissures, tension headaches and migraines.

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  • Other studies have suggested that cannabinoids can ease chronic pain associated with conditions cancer and spinal cord injury.

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  • Keirstead is working with human embryonic stem cells to treat spinal cord injury.

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  • And, because of my spinal cord injury from the back breakage, I can't feel my left foot so good either.

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  • It is an attempt to show the cells and the growth factors they release can help patients with spinal cord injury.

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  • Geron's treatment for spinal cord injury was the first human embryonic stem cell therapy to receive FDA approval for a clinical trial.


  • These injuries involve blunt trauma, bruising and compression of the spinal cord and are the most common form of human spinal cord injury.

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  • Prof Courtine said he was optimistic patient trials would begin in "a year or two" at Balgrist University Hospital Spinal Cord Injury Centre in Zurich.

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  • The lead company developing the cells as treatments, Geron, just recently started the very first trial of embryonic stem cells in humans, to treat spinal cord injury.

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  • In my TV report we showed rats unable to climb a metal ladder after one of their front paws had been paralysed to mimic a spinal cord injury.

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  • And adding the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and National Spinal Cord Injury Association to the list of anti-gun enemies is either clueless or callous -- or both.

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  • The trials will involve eight to 10 patients who are completely paralyzed below the third to tenth vertebra, and who sustained their spinal cord injury within seven to 14 days.

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  • The concert will mark the conductor's much-anticipated return to the podium after suffering from a spinal cord injury that left the lower half of his body without feeling or movement.

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  • "The bias has been that people with spinal cord injury don't walk, but a lot of the patients with some movement do" says UCLA neurologist Bruce Dobkin, who led the study.

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  • The work paves the way for stem cells that particularly match the genes of injured patients to be used to treat ailments ranging from diabetes to paralysis due to spinal cord injury.

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  • And Geron of Menlo Park, Calif. is performing animal studies on a variety of different cells derived from human embryonic stem cells, aiming to treat spinal cord injury, heart disease and diabetes.

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  • He has received funding for his lab from Geron, which has an exclusive license of Keirstead's patents and aims to start human trials on spinal cord injury as soon as next year.

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  • Douglas Kerr, a scientist at Johns Hopkins, which is using money from billionaire Bloomberg to create a stem-cell lab, says the lack of NIH help could delay a treatment for spinal cord injury for decades.

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  • This morning, Geron of Menlo Park, for years a leading company in embryonic stem cell research, announced that the first patient had been dosed in a study of its embryonic stem cell treatment for spinal cord injury.

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  • It is disappointing that Geron has taken the decision to stop its spinal cord injury trial but we hope that the company is able to find new partners who can take on the work and provide the necessary finance.

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  • "Overall I'm very optimistic and I think this is a good first step in the direction of allowing some research to move forward, " said Dr. John McDonald, director of the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at Washington University School of Medicine in St.

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  • And Geron (nasdaq: GERN - news - people ) of Menlo Park, Calif. is performing animal studies on a variety of different cells derived from human embryonic stem cells, aiming to treat spinal cord injury, heart disease and diabetes.

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  • "The results of this program will help upper-limb amputees and spinal cord injury patients, as well as those who have lost the ability to use their natural limbs, to have as normal a life as possible despite severe injuries or degenerative neurological disease, " McLoughlin said.

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  • Among them are neural cells to treat spinal cord injury and degenerative nervous system diseases, cardiomyocytes to treat heart disease, pancreatic islet cells to treat diabetes, dendritic cells for cancer therapy, chondrocytes for arthritis, osteoblasts to rebuild bone and hepatocytes for drug discovery and liver failure.

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  • Having solved the problem of urination, however, most of those paralysed by spinal-cord injury would like to be able to move again.

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  • Very few human spinal cord injuries occur as a result of a direct cut through spinal tissue (as was the injury model in the Courtine study).

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