Where did you find that James is StemCells Inc Patient. I googled it and searched time frame in ClinicalTrial_Gov, but I could not guess/estimate. I am trying to DD here. I am fine with any of which: StemCells, Neuralstem, etc. Actually, the methodology is somewhat similar between STEM and CUR, either one is great for me as an investor in Stem Cell. What really important to an investor is that there is a genuine successful outcome; then, there is merit and real hope in investing within the Stem Cell research field.
CBS News: Experimental procedure aimed at repairing spinal cord shows promise
By Jonathan LaPook, May 22, 2016
An experimental procedure aimed at repairing spinal cord injuries is showing promise. It uses stem cells in the damaged areas in hopes of restoring function and movement. And for one patient, it is promising.
On April 9, 2013, James Mason was an accident waiting to happen. "There was nothing we could have done to change that night," said Bob Gambuti. During an argument, James Mason's stepfather Bob Gambuti, tried to stop him from getting into a car after Mason had been drinking. "He grabbed onto me, I grabbed onto him," said Gambuti. "He pulled my leg out and we fell back and his neck broke."
"I remember just hitting the ground," said Mason. "I remember the whole way with the stretcher." Gambuti said the most devastating part of the whole process was the first day that they lifted Mason out of a bed. "And nothing moved," Gambuti said. "Just his head. That really hit hard. At that point I really wanted to go jump off a bridge." Mason was left a quadriplegic, with just the slightest ability to move his arms. Doctors said he would never walk again. Gambuti, a retired cop, became his full time caregiver and found an experimental trial at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital.
CBS News spoke with Mason just before he underwent delicate neck surgery to try and repair the demaged part of his spinal cord by injecting stem cells. "I'm just super excited, ready to just get it done and go back to rehab and start proving the doctors wrong even more," said Mason. The surgery performed by Dr. Arthur Jenkins, took four hours. Researchers have followed Mason and five other patients -- all with the most severe spinal cord injuries.
CBS News met up with Mason again three months after the surgery. Mason said he was already noticing changes. "My wrist has gotten a lot stronger. I'm able to grasp around a lot other things," he said.