DAVID GRANOVSKY

REGENERATING THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

In DISEASE INFO on October 17, 2011 at 12:37 pm

First off, the sense of smell is neurological AND constantly regenerating after every cold, inhalation of smoke, etc.  Secondly, our bodies do have regeneration capabilities and they are very powerful in infants and then we lose that capability. An infant <6 mos old can regrow the tip of a finger (8 min, 45 secs in to video below) just as it was proved that with stem cell grafts, an adult can as well (19min, 20 secs).  see http://www.ted.com/talks/alan_russell_on_regenerating_our_bodies.html

Even the NIH knows this.  Here is an excerpt from one of their books:
Chapter 8 – Strategies for Regeneration and Repair in the Injured Central Nervous System
8.2.4 Regeneration Is Possible Following CNS Injury

Until the 1980s, it was unclear whether CNS axons could regenerate; however, seminal studies by Aguayo and colleagues demonstrated that CNS axons could regenerate when provided with the appropriate environment. In these studies peripheral nerve grafts were implanted in the optic nerve, and axons were regenerated within the peripheral nerve graft but not beyond the graft and not into the tissue [55]. After traumatic injury to the brain or spinal cord, some neurogenesis is often observed within the first few months following injury. It has been appreciated recently that the injured brain may be attempting repair through developmental processes, as evidenced by increases in neurogenesis and angiogenesis that occur following TBI [56–58]. In SCI, neurogenesis is observed following surgical intervention where the pressure or compression exerted on the spinal cord by vertebrae is relieved by realigning these tissues [59]. via http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK3941/

In that time, we have also discovered that organs including heart muscle and neurons DO have regenerative capabilities; overturning hundreds of years of ignorance.  Often in SCI patients, olfactoric mucosal stem cells are removed from the patient’s nose (remember, the sense of smell is neurological AND constantly regenerating after every cold, inhalation of smoke, etc.) multiplied and injected into the site of the injury. Obviously great care is taken to reduce existing inflammation and scarring at the injury site and avoidance of secondary injury but the link I posted shows many articles on successful stem cell implantation and varying degrees of recovery from SCI.

A number of the doctors I’ve worked with have had success with adult stem cell implantation into spinal cord injury patients.  And before you go there, when one in 5,000 patients recovers some sensation in their legs due to physical therapy or reduction of inflammation over time, etc. then you can tell me: it wasn’t the stem cells, it was a placebo effect, it was an error in measurement, etc.  But when 40%, 50%, 60% of patients given a specific protocol at multiple treatment centers around the world by different doctors (on hundreds of diseases including spinal cord injury) show significant improvement; it is statistical, empirical, qualifiable and quantifiable and DUE to the adult stem cell treatments.

To learn more:

SPINAL CORD INJURY vs ASC HISTORY OF TREATMENT – http://tinyurl.com/SCIvsASC

Stepping Towards A Paralysis Cure, A Tale Of Two Supermen Stem Cells Cure 23 Year Old Male of Paralysis – C6…-C7 injury
http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/03/28/stepping-towards-a-paralysis-cure-a-tale-of-two-supermen-stem-cells-cure-23-year-old-male-of-paralysis-c6-c7-injury/

Paraplegic – Adult Stem Cell Success Stories – Laura Dominguez
http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/paraplegic-adult-stem-cell-success-stories-laura-dominguez/

PARALYZED COUSINS PLEASED WITH STEM CELL TREATMENT
http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2010/02/15/paralyzed-cousins-pleased-with-stem-cell-treatment/

Successful Stem Cell Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury in Dogs
http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2010/02/08/successful-stem-cell-treatment-of-spinal-cord-injury-in-dogs/

Spinal Cord Injury Patient Wins…and Loses
http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2010/02/08/spinal-cord-injury-patient-wins-and-loses/

STEM CELLS FOR SPINAL CORD INJURY
http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/12/31/stem-cells-for-spinal-cord-injury/

Adult Stem Cell Grafts Help Paralyzed Heal
http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/10/21/adult-stem-cell-grafts-help-paralyzed-heal/

Medical hope as paralysed dog cured by stem cell therapy – mirror.co.ukhttp://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/medical-hope-as-paralysed-dog-cured-by-stem-cell-therapy-mirror-co-uk/

Major the Roseville police dog gets stem cell treatment - http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2011/01/major_police_dog_stem_cell.php

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