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Paralyzed dogs walking again?

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Shiver Me- Timbers- "Charlie"

My Little Dog, a- heartbeat at my- feet.<3
 
 
Barked: Mon Nov 19, '12 5:54pm PST 
Paralyzed dogs walk again thanks to cell transplants.

A group of paralyzed dogs is walking again thanks to some help from their own noses.

Scientists at Cambridge University injected cells grown from the lining of the dogs’ noses into their spines as a way to regenerate damaged areas, BBC News reported.

Researchers are cautiously optimistic the treatment could eventually be used on human patients.

In the study, funded by the Medical Research Council and published in the neurology journal Brain, scientists took olfactory ensheathing cells from the noses of the paralyzed dogs and injected them into 23 dogs, The Telegraph reported.

According to the BBC, the olfactory system is the only site where adults continue to develop nerve fibres.

A neutral control substance was injected into 11 other dogs.

The latter group saw no improvement, but many of the 23 transplant dogs were able to walk again with the help of a harness on a treadmill.

One of the transplant dogs, a dachshund named Jasper, was described by its owner as “whizzing around the house” after undergoing the treatment, The Daily Mail reported.
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Peter Parker

It's good to be- the King!
 
 
Barked: Tue Nov 27, '12 9:39am PST 
applauseapplauseLOVE THIS!!applauseapplause

Go Jasper!!snoopysnoopysnoopysnoopy

Exciting news indeed! Peter just had surgery for a back/neck disc issue so when this news broke it made my heart skip a beat.
Loving the advancement of verterinary medicine these dayscloud 9
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Kali earned- her wings- 10/21/14

She's game for- anything that's- fun.
 
 
Barked: Tue Nov 27, '12 3:48pm PST 
Is that for real?thinking
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Lily

Woof!
 
 
Barked: Wed Nov 28, '12 11:59am PST 
That's awesome!!

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