Paralysed dog walks again after pioneering treatment

Scientists have restored movement to the legs of a crippled dog from Cambridgeshire using a groundbreaking treatment.

Cells were taken from dachshund Jasper's nose and used to repair his damaged spinal cord.

Jasper's owners, May and Peter Hay from Ellsworth, said their dog was "whizzing around the house" after undergoing the treatment.

The success of Jasper's treatment offers new hope for paralysed human patients.

Professor Robin Franklin, from Cambridge University, said: "Our findings are extremely exciting because they show for the first time that transplanting these types of cell into a severely damaged spinal cord can bring about significant improvement."

See the video below of Jasper's remarkable recovery.