Spinal Cord Therapy Approved by FDA

Research using Schwann cells can now be used to treats patients with paralysis.
1:42 | 07/31/12

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In what will be the only active trial in the entire country Schwab sales will be used to help cure spinal cord injuries a move that could one day allow Robert Cleary to walk out of her wheelchair for the first time in sixteen years -- -- And then happiness. -- -- the main. Today a panel of doctors and leaders from the University of Miami health system sat shoulder to shoulder to announce the landmark decision. A move considered the most significant in the history of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and of the history of spinal cord. Injury -- are. Today is about the people sitting in the front row who can't stand up to applaud and we know this is not the end this is just beginning. But this takes us a huge step. To our goal of curing paralysis mark -- -- county who has been paralyzed from the neck down after a spinal cord injury on the football field. 27 years ago. It's equally emotional over the food and drug administration's green light to the research. Hundreds of millions of dollars -- nearly three decades of tireless efforts from a countless number of scientists have earned the right to get to this point now we've finally did it we're working. And humans no matter where I speak the first question is always about themselves. These are not themselves but the fact that we can use the person's own bill it's extremely important it. And not using stem sales means Schwab itself implementation is that less riskier procedure itself therapy perhaps laying the foundation for promising path. To permanently ending paralysis. Ultimately. Iron.

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