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So are they saying that this tech is what enabled him to walk? Because he kind of glosses over that.
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post #22 of 52
as posted on gizmodo
"jbblunck
02:42 PM

Dr Geelo's comment bears repeating.

You have to be really careful how you characterize Mr Reynolds' achievement. You wrote:

He was paralyzed. He researched neuroscience. Created a company. Tested a new surgical procedure on himself. He walked again.

That's not what happened.

Mr Reynolds was partially paralyzed. He researched his affliction and ran across studies that showed that intensive physical therapy could result in progress. He went from thrice-weekly, 45-minute sessions, to daily, hours-long sessions. That's what got him to where he is today. The research he did led to a career that eventually put him in touch with MIT and Harvard researchers, with whom he's founded a company that is now (hopefully) moving to human clinical trials in 2011.

He NEVER used his company's technique on himself. What keeps him going is his resolve to eventually use the technique on himself when it is approved.

Read this article from Inc. published earlier this year:

[www.inc.com]

Hope springs eternal from any advances in medicine. But you do a disservice when you characterize advances incorrectly. Reynolds' company, "InVivo", deserves to succeed. Please don't depth-charge their efforts through less-than-thorough reportage.
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post #24 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by subliminally incorrect View Post
it's the NORTH american dream.... (for those geographically illiterate, includes Canada and the USA)
You forgot Canada, USA and Mexico; all are part of the North American Union...err...I meant dream.
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Quote:
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Isn't Mexico CENTRAL America?
Geographically, Mexico is located in both North America and it's lower dominions lay in and/or pretty darn close to central america.
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post #26 of 52
Am sorry but is the "american dream" not getting rich and having power?

That story put a tear in my eye, he is a hero tbh
    
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post #27 of 52
Quote:
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Am sorry but is the "american dream" not getting rich and having power?
That's the Human Dream.
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Regardless, his company has obviously created a method that works. He's turned paralyzed monkeys into monkeys that are able to walk on all fours again in only 5 weeks of post-op time. That's pretty amazing.
Not really those are on tree dwellers...human beings are a whole new series of beings', complex in nerves and muscles beyond that of a mere animal?

There are plenty of studies on new drugs for cancer and surgical proceedures that prolong often with doubling the lifespan of mice, monkeys, and avians yet when they are tested on people they do not have the desired effect.
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Quote:
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poor monkeys i don't like animal testing but the technology is great
Unless I missed the part where he paralyzed healthy monkeys to run trials on them, I don't understand why you are feeling sorry for them? Being paralyzed is a death sentence for any animal, so what does any of them have to lose? If it doesn't work, they will either die faster and suffer less or be no worse off than before. If it works, they get to move again. As far as I am concerned, if I was the paralyzed monkey, it seems to be a win-win situation.
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post #30 of 52
I agree, instead of animal testing we should use human testing on criminals waiting to be executed! At least we get something good out of them before they die...
     
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