November 20, 2012

Paralyzed dogs walk again

In an amazing clinical trial at the Cambridge University, researchers have been able to reverse paralysis in some dogs by removing cells from their noses, growing them in a test tube for a few weeks, and then implanting them into the damaged areas of their spinal cords.

Many of the dogs in the study have had their spinal cords partially repaired and can now walk with the aid of a harness.  In the case of Jasper, pictured above, the repair of the damaged spinal cord was so successful that he is now able to run around the house and the garden without the use of a harness.

Watch the video and read the entire story at BBC News.

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