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    One of the 2008 SRS presentations...

    This is a link to a local newspaper article describing Axial Biotech's research presentation done this week at the 2008 Annual SRS conference being held in Salt Lake City. http://www.sltrib.com/ci_10437321

    It describes a new way to measure if a child who has scoliosis, has a progressive form of scoliosis, and those who will likely grow out of their need for medical/surgical treatment/intervention. Interesting for those who have familial histories of scoliosis - knowing which person in the family has more risk of the scoliosis progressing and which may not progress, meaning fewer xrays and healthier outcomes (because of lack of exposure to xray radiation, etc.).
    Carmell
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    Isn't that interesting? My 3 kids and I all participated in that study, and a few months ago, they sent a letter to my middle child saying that they were really onto something with his sample, and needed more DNA for further testing. They wanted it overnighted that day, and as an incentive promised him a $50 gift card. He quickly spit in the little cup and off it went. He laughed at his brother and said that his DNA was worse more than his brother's. LOL

    I am very interested in this test. When it's available, I'd love to have my 9 year old daughter get the test. (she also sent in DNA, but you don't get any results back on yourself.)
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    I too have just read this article!! I am anxious to talk with my Spine Specialist !!

    next appointment isnt till next month. So if anyone has heard anything more since the article was released that would be great if you could share.

    *Huggs*
    dani

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danihenson View Post
    I too have just read this article!! I am anxious to talk with my Spine Specialist !!

    next appointment isnt till next month. So if anyone has heard anything more since the article was released that would be great if you could share.

    *Huggs*
    dani
    The newsletter I have from them says that the test is slated to be out in early 2009.
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    Debbe - 50 yrs old

    Milwalkee Brace 1976 - 79
    Told by Dr. my curve would never progress

    Surgery 10/15/08 in NYC by Dr. Michael Neuwirth
    Pre-Surgury Thorasic: 66 degrees
    Pre-Surgery Lumbar: 66 degrees

    Post-Surgery Thorasic: 34 degrees
    Post-Surgery Lumbar: 22 degrees

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