Nose cell transplant enables paralysed dogs to walk


Scientists have reversed paralysis in dogs after injecting them with cells grown from the lining of their nose.  The pets had all suffered spinal injuries which prevented them from using their back legs.  The Cambridge University team is cautiously optimistic the technique could eventually have a role in the treatment of human patients.  The study is the first to test the transplant in “real-life” injuries rather than laboratory animals.

via BBC News (Touch Me!)



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