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.

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Paralysed dogs treatment offers hope to humans

Scientists have restored movement to the hind legs of dogs with severe spinal injuries by injecting them with cells grown from the lining of their nose.

Jasper, a previously crippled dachshund, was described by his owner of "whizzing around the house" after undergoing the treatment.

The trial is the first to demonstrate effective spinal cord repair in "real life" injury cases, offering new hope for paralysed human patients.

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