describes the current status of therapeutic interventions for spinal cord injuries, and Chapter 5 provides an overview of the progress that is being made in neural repair and regeneration. Chapter 6 discusses the issues involved in moving research from the laboratory to the bedside and particularly addresses the challenges and opportunities for clinical trials on therapeutic interventions for spinal cord injuries. In Chapter 7, the committee examines the research infrastructure and proposes recommendations for accelerating progress in spinal cord injury research. Chapter 8 highlights the state programs in spinal cord injury research and provides recommendations to the New York State Spinal Cord Injury Research Board, the sponsor of this study.

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