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Dr Wise Young speaks about Spinal Injury & Cord Blood

Eminent neuroscientist Dr Wise Young delivered hope to practitioners and patients alike during his visit to New Zealand recently to raise awareness regarding his clinical trials treating spinal cord injury.

Young is the founding director of the W M Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience and a professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. In the US, Dr Young is also well known as the doctor who worked with the late actor Christopher Reeve (Superman) who became quadriplegic in 1995.

Since 2007, Dr Young has been leading a 25 centre trial in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan using umbilical cord blood and lithium to regenerate the spinal cord.

Young says his research will bring hope to sufferers of spinal cord injuries whom to date, medicine has not been able to treat in any meaningful way. “It’s achievable not just within our lifetime, but within a few years,” said Young. “I believe we can fix a person enough so that someone who doesn’t know them wouldn’t know that that person has a spinal cord injury. To me that’s a cure!”

This fascinating work has the potential to give tens of thousands of people worldwide a full life, and is just one of the leaps forward science is making in the field of umbilical cord stem cell research.

10 Comments

  1. Jodi Clausing on 17 June 2011 at 9:35 am

    Wonderful!!! Anxiously awaiting the results of this trial! 🙂



  2. Graham Remnant on 18 June 2011 at 12:26 am

    This is fantastic it will give a lot of people hope, for them in the future.Great stuff keep it up.



  3. Andrea on 28 June 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I so hope that this will be successful and my sister will be able to walk one day. There is nothing I wish for more. Thank you to all those that are out there and getting the clinical trials on track.



  4. Genesis on 1 July 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Thats great inspiring information !
    How can I find out trials being led in the U.S.?

    Thanks !



  5. catherine on 31 July 2011 at 1:57 am

    Wonderful hope! Come on you clever man, you can do it!!



  6. Manuel on 15 August 2011 at 1:00 pm

    That is good Dr. Wise. That’s very good and encouraging.



  7. anthony johnson on 29 August 2011 at 9:19 am

    I’m a member of the care cure forum sponsered by Dr Young. Many of us around the world read the forum everyday awaiting a cure for spinal cord disorders. this video gives so much hope to all of us who suffer this malady. we await for the cure!!!



  8. hoda bayakly on 19 January 2012 at 1:38 am

    what wonderful news ! now at least we can start to hope for faster results !



  9. Jason Robinson on 6 December 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Hi Dr. Young my name is Jason Robinson I’m a friend of a friend of yours by the name of Jim Hobbs. I’m a T-12 paraplegic and would like to get involved in your research.



  10. Bel on 5 June 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Please keep up the good work Dr Wise Young. Your research and work is the hope, if not the only hope for many SCI patients.

    Sure hope you will get all the funding and help to speed in this cause for them.

    God speed.



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