One of the marvelous medical breakthroughs in the history of the world has just occurred. For the first time, neuroscientists treated a total quadriplegic with stem cells, and he has largely recovered the functions of his upper body after just two months. First, using pluripotent stem cells, scientists have been able to help a patient’s severed nerves repair themselves. This discovery also points to the potential to accomplish the same sort of regenerative healing in every organ in our bodies.
A gentleman by the name of Patrick Cox who is the author of the Transformational Technology Alert newsletter from Mauldin Economics. He focuses essentially on biotechnology but looks at all sorts of interesting companies and technologies that are going to transform our world.
The depth of Patrick’s knowledge of multiple disciplines sometimes staggers me. In fact, major scientists call him to share results and ask questions. They do so by staying in great hope ho that Patrick will point them to other research that they haven’t come across yet. I kid you not. This guy is at the center of a nexus of anti-aging researchers and biotechnologists that has few parallels. BioTime Makes History with Announcement of First Stem Cell Spinal Cord Therapy Results
By Patrick Cox
USC neuroscientists just announced truly historic news about BioTime’s (BTX) (*see disclosure below) stem cell platform. For the first time, a quadriplegic patient with complete injury to the spinal cord has substantially recovered.
I’ve told you this was coming, but I wanted to get more information to you today as news of this long-awaited breakthrough in neurobiology spreads through the media. In fact, the news is even better than the information released by the Keck Medical Center of USC would indicate… and you should understand why.
A press release of this nature must follow strict conventions enforced by the SEC and FDA as well as traditional scientific guidelines. For example, the news release describes this spinal cord treatment, an injection of stem cells into the area of spinal cord injury, as “a procedure that may improve neurological function.” Watch the following video, however, and the only reasonable conclusion you can make is that the procedure has already done that.
Watch the entire B-roll video that USC has made available to the media. B-roll video isn’t edited as a story, of course. Rather, it’s meant to supply short video snippets for reporters. Nevertheless, most of this material is worth watching as it provides more information than is available in the extremely reserved press release, which is available here.