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Nose cell transplant enables paralysed dogs to walk

21 November 2012

Dogs that had suffered damage to their spinal cords resulting in paralysis of their hind legs are able to walk again after the transplantation of olfactory ensheathing cells from the lining of the nose to the spinal cord. This means that humans suffering paralysis after spinal injuries could be treated with the same technique, according to research published in the journal Brain.

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