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[Merged]Cell transplant helps paralysed dogs to walk

nose cell transplant dogs walk paralysed

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:38 PM

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.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...health-20365355

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

http://www.care2.com...ose-cells.html#

A study at Cambridge ,using real subjects,not teat animals ,has shown great promise for paralyzed animals.

Cells at the back of the nasal cavity regenerate nerve fibers. The cells are cultivated ,and then injected into the spinal column .
Subjects have shown remarkable improvement . Some even regain bladder control .They are cautiously optimistic about human studies in the future .
So far,its only being tried in subjects who are paralyzed from the waist down .

Edited by Simbi Laveau, 26 November 2012 - 04:26 PM.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:28 PM

Looks very promising.. and potentially great news for a lot of people...


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:24 AM

Oops,sorry.Missed it first time around .

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