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.


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.