Dramatic stem cell research heals paralysed dog

Three years ago a Dachshund dog could not walk all when a slipped disc damaged his spinal cord and left him paraplegic. He was in a lot of pain and dragged his legs flat along the floor behind him.

But now, scientists have used a novel technique to treat him - they took special cells from his nose and injected them into his spine.The results were dramatic.

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Stem cells help paralysed dog

There is new hope for for paralysed humans after scientists successfully restored movement to the hind legs of a dog with severe spinal injuries by injecting them with cells grown from the lining of their nose.