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[Merged]Cell transplant helps paralysed dogs to walk

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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.

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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http://www.care2.com/causes/paralyzed-dogs-walk-again-thanks-to-nose-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

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

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Oops,sorry.Missed it first time around .

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