In 2018 the Spinal Cord Society research center and the Stem Cell Institute at the University of Minnesota have received a new grant of $244,000 from the State of MN for the purpose of further developing a cure treatment using scar ablation along with Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells and taking it to human trials. The U of MN and Hennepin County Medical Center are conducting human trials using Epidural Stimulation to treat spinal cord injuries and the Mayo Clinic will also be doing human trials with a similar version of Epidural Stimulation. Together, these trials may very well lead to a viable SCI cure treatment.
We are excited to say that we are now recruiting for the E-STAND (Epidural STimulation After Neurologic Damage) trial at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC, Mpls., MN). You can now sign up or refer patients through the clinical trial website at www.estand.org where the pre-screen form is available. We also have a flyer estandflyer.pdf. The inclusion and exclusion criteria are available on the website.
We are still steadily preparing for scheduling screening appointments seamlessly, so please be patient after signing up. Please see the website for more information as it comes out on the blog. We are excited to get started! Please don’t hesitate to email us with questions, and we will get back to you as fast as possible.
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Don’t be a part of the apathy that is keeping us in these chairs! Help us by getting involved and becoming a part of this life changing experience. Do it not just for yourself, but also for all of those who will come after us. Don’t leave them with the same legacy of endless care and maintenance that our forbearers left us. Be a part of the solution!
Our group is different than you might expect. It’s made up entirely of volunteers determined to find a cure! A spinal cord injury can happen to anyone. Please join us on this remarkable journey to find the cure.
SCS is unique among spinal cord injury cure organizations. We employ and support our own researchers, in conjunction with the University of MN, enabling us to focus 100% on our goal of spinal cord injury cure.
Spinal Cord Society (SCS) is a non-profit 501-c-3 organization in good standing with the Minnesota Secretary of State. Contributions are tax deductible and can be made separately to the SCS Research Fund or SCS Newsletter Fund. 100% of all donations to the research fund go to research for cure. The Newsletter Fund supports monthly publication of the SCS Newsletter. President is Richard A. Stonestrom, Secretary Jean Rustand, Treasurer Norman Gronwold.