Nose cell transplant enables paralysed dogs to walk

That's what we see from space. Let's try to keep it that way.
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Nose cell transplant enables paralysed dogs to walk

Post by Surgeonsoul » Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:33 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/news/health-20365355


I guess the question is should they? Given that they still need the harness to get around, what's the point? Firstly it sounds like it will cost a lot of money when the results are very small. I'm not big on the idea of harnesses being used on animals with a permanent spinal injury. The question of quality of life and any pain in regards to injury and harness comes to mind.

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