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    First human embryonic stem cell treatment begins

    Hoping to help victims of spinal cord injury...

    http://news.discovery.com/human/embr...ls-trials.html

    Science over superstition. The only way forward.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    Beautiful!

    There are some things that are important, and then there are some things that I would consider a top priority. This is one of them.

    Every day is a good day, today is a great day.
    Thanks for posting this Sharon

    Ed
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    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
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    My x-rays
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    There are a couple of women in my town that have travelled to India for stem cell treatments. Thought you might like to read about one. She has a segment on her stem cell experiences and also a very recent post about "E-Legs", an exciting invention:

    http://www.pursuit.amandaboxtel.com/

    or this one- which should be checked out for the wheel chair racing animated woman in the header:

    http://www.amandaboxtel.com/
    Amy
    58 yrs old, diagnosed at 31, never braced
    Measured T-64, L-65 in 2009
    Measured T-57, L-56 in 2010, different doc
    2 lumbar levels spondylolisthesis
    Exercising to correct

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    Conditions that might be solved with embryonic stem cell research

    http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/health.asp

    Pluripotent stem cells offer the possibility of a renewable source of replacement cells and tissues to treat a myriad of diseases, conditions, and disabilities including Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, spinal cord injury, burns, heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis.
    I think they will solve Type I diabetes in my brother's lifetime. I hope my mother lives to see that.

    Anyone who isn't mad as hell that Amanda or anyone has to leave the US and go to a different country for this treatment isn't capable of having a modern, rational, intellectually honest conversation FULL STOP. There are real liabilities to certain modes of thought.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
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    Amy
    Its neat to see that she has a sense of humor about racing around in a wheelchair. I helped engineer some of the equipment she uses, I wont mention names, but they are manufacturing offshore now, and I no longer consult for them anymore.

    E-Legs is promising. I hope they develop it much farther.

    Sharon
    I cant get mad anymore about this matter. I think the best way to look at it is that things are moving forward. I lost my dad to ALS, so you know how I feel. Terminal diseases are unforgiving.

    We can get "mad as hell" about many things, mainly global "think tanks" deciding policies about how to assemble the future "world orders" and how global policies play out....Remember Ross, "I can hear the sucking sound of jobs leaving the country" He was right.

    I think that Amanda is lucky in a sense. If she were born much earlier, her hope that a cure would not exist. It was a little nerve wrecking for me to see that she became paralyzed skiing. I personally have taken many many hard crashes. Expert skiers donít fall often, but when we do, we break things. Maybe soon she wont have to fly 12 hours for treatment, and maybe soon that needed cure for diabetes will be found, here at home.

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 59, the new 55...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    ALIF/PLIF T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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