A QUERY> Human spinal cord regeneration?

Richard Gordon gordonr at cc.UManitoba.CA
Sun Oct 30 15:00:43 EST 1994


Dear Tony,
Spinal cord regeneration occurs in a salamander type animal, the axolotl.
Whether this is a special case or a clue to a general solution is up in
the air right now. A good person to contact is:

Dr. Ellen A.G. Chernoff
Department Of Biology, Indiana University-Purdue University
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5132 USA
E-mail:echernof at indyvax.iupui.edu
          
who is presently writing a review on the subject.

Best regards, Dick Gordon, U. Manitoba
On Sun, 30 Oct 1994, Tony Safina wrote:

> Forgive a non-professional posting to this group.  I am posting, however, be-
> cause I do not have access to the most current medical literature or anyone
> to interpret the research findings to which I do have access.  
>      I pose this question because my brother has been a quadriplegic, a high
> C-5, since September 1990.
> 	
>      I have read of studies that have been done with cats and rats (maybe 
> mice) concerning spinal cord regeneration and I am wondering if these experi-
> ments have been attempted with humans, and if so, have they been successful?
> If they have been successful, are there clinical trials going on that a Medi-
> care patient would be eligible to join?  If they have not been successful
> to date, has there been any speculation as to whether a success is going to
> be likely before the end of the 20th century?
> 
> 				Sincerely,
> 
> 
> 				Tony Safina
> 
> 				-------------
> 			Louisville, KY * tony at iglou.com
> 
> 






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