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From: "John de Rivaz" <>
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Subject: Re: severed spinal cord nerve fibres
Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2004 16:44:05 +0100

> From: "Basie" <>
> Subject: severed spinal cord nerve fibres
> Professor Raisman's team at the NIMR has demonstrated that it is possible
> for severed spinal cord nerve fibres to grow back and restore lost

An article in this week's New Scientist (9 October page 36) described
controversial work in India's King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai on
aplastic anaemia. It uses a stem cell technique developed by a company
TriStem. http://www.tristemcorp.com/ They are developing a process
previously though to be impossible - retrodifferentiation, a technology
which is used to create stem cells from mature adult cells. The company
claims its process can make stem cells just from a patient's blood. The
restoration of  severed spinal cord nerve fibres is one application being
considered, according the article.

Sincerely, John de Rivaz:  http://John.deRivaz.com for websites including
Cryonics Europe, Longevity Report, The Venturists, Porthtowan, Alec Harley
Reeves - inventor, Arthur Bowker - potter, de Rivaz genealogy,  Nomad .. and

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