November 19, 2012

Nose Cell Transplant Helps Paralyzed Dogs to Walk

Fergus Walsh, BBC News

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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.

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TAGGED: Dogs, Paralysis, Olfactory Ensheathing Cells, Glial Cells, Regenerative Medicine


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