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Dr. Laurance Johnston S.

Consulting Scientist

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Paralyzed Veterans of America

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bachelor's degree
Hamline University

biochemistry and molecular biology
Northwestern University

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Laurance Johnston, PH.D. MBA - Laurance holds a PH.D. in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, a Masters degree in Biochemistry, as well as a Bachelors degree in Chemistry. He is currently on the board of Directors for Paralyzed Veterans of America's (PVA) Education Foundation.

As a Consulting Scientist for Paralyzed Veterans of America, Laurance has published 160+ articles in disability magazines & professional journals. He has researched and written extensive information about therapies that expand the disability-healing spectrum, ranging from alternative medicine to stem cells. He has severed as a Scientific Database Director, for the Iceland Spinal Cord Injury Project: Funded by Icelandic officials to create comprehensive resource on spinal-cord-injury therapies as part of World-Health-Organization endorsed project. Laurance has collaborated with international scientists to disseminate research findings (e.g., China, India, Portugal, Russia, etc), spoke at international conferences, and has developed international, bridge-building relationships/collaborations with scientists, politicians, & policymakers.
As a Director of Spinal Cord Research & Education Foundations, Laurance managed PVA's multimillion-dollar grant program supporting spinal-cord research/education projects, developed disability projects and policies, and organized major conferences involving White House input and featuring celebrities (e.g., Christopher Reeve, Larry King, Katie Couric).

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- Laurance Johnston, Ph.D.

Former Division Director, National Institutes of Health Former Director, Spinal Cord Research & Education Foundation, Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Expert Contributors to RSCI | Adult Stem Cell News | Repair Stem Cells.org

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This week we are proud to present Dr. Laurance Johnston, former National Institute of Health executive and now one of America's leading sources of information about alternative therapies. He was kind enough to donate this paper to our website on Influencing Stem Cell Treatments. Thank you Dr. Johnston!

Stem-Cell-Influencing Therapies Laurance Johnston, Ph.D., MBA (Adapted from article appearing in October 2006 Paraplegia News)
A former FDA Regulatory Scientist, National-Institutes-of-Health division director, and director of the Paralyzed Veterans of America's Spinal Cord Research Foundation, Dr. Laurance Johnston has written extensively on various therapies that expand the healing spectrum of people with disabilities, ranging from the ancient wisdom of Eastern Medicine to state-of-the-art stem-cell therapies. He is the author of Alternative Medicine and Spinal Cord Injury: Beyond the Banks of the Mainstream and has been listed in Who's Who in America for many years.

Craniosacral Therapy and Spinal Cord Injury || Massage Therapy Articles

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By S. Laurance Johnston, Ph.D., and Lynn St. Denis, NCMT, OTR

Currently a consultant living in the Denver, Colo. area, Dr. Laurance Johnston is the former director of the Paralyzed Veterans of America's Spinal Cord Research and Education Foundations.

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Dr. Laurance Johnston says he understands. Johnston is the director of Paralyzed Veterans of America and a regular contributor to Paraplegia News. He travels the world seeking out SCI treatments. Johnston strongly supports Shroff's embryonic stem cell therapy.

Johnston says billions of dollars are directed worldwide to tap into the embryonic stem cell's power. The huge profit potential leads him to believe that a diminutive Delhi clinic is likely to be dismissed rather than embraced by people with conflicting personal and economical interests.
"History shows us scientific breakthroughs are frequently generated by innovators outside of the system," he says. "Innovators not shackled to prevailing ideas or bound to prestigious biomedical institutions."
Johnston traveled to Delhi, becoming the first American scientist to visit Shroff's clinic and says he is confident her clinic - and her claims - are legitimate.
The major breakthrough, according to Johnston, is how Shroff obtains her embryonic stem cells.
Johnston did not see it in detail.
"I am excited about its potential and suspect it will ultimately represent a big step toward the promised land of restored function," says Johnston.

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