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Researchers Reverse Dog Paralysis

Postby Sarcastic on Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:55 pm

In a clinical trial at the U.K.’s Cambridge University, researchers were able to reverse paralysis in several dogs by removing cells from the lining of their noses, growing them in a laboratory for several weeks, then transplanting them into the damaged part of the spinal cord.

The transplanted cells regenerated nerve fibers across the damaged region, enabling the dogs to regain the use of their hind legs and coordinate movement with their front legs, according to the study, which was published in the journal Brain.

http://living.msn.com/family-parenting/pets/off-the-leash-blog-post?post=f178320c-743e-4326-8bed-2283d6829537

This is what I saw scientists try to do in a documentary with human paralysis and those guys were getting impressive results. If they'll be able to that with humans in time... just wonderful.
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Re: Researchers Reverse Dog Paralysis

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:56 pm

That's amazing.
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Re: Researchers Reverse Dog Paralysis

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:56 pm

:shock:

Holy crap, that's potentially game changing. Fantastic news.
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Re: Researchers Reverse Dog Paralysis

Postby mac5155 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:00 pm

Thats great.

I have a cynical comment but i'll just keep it to myself.
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Re: Researchers Reverse Dog Paralysis

Postby columbia on Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:04 pm

That's fan **** tastic.
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Re: Researchers Reverse Dog Paralysis

Postby Lt. Dish on Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:22 pm

This is one of the most amazing things to come out of Cambridge since Louise Brown, the first test-tube baby.
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Re: Researchers Reverse Dog Paralysis

Postby Geezer on Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:32 pm

This would rank with the major advances; heart bypass surgery in the late 60's and later advances, transplant advances, polio cure. What a miracle this could be for millions of people.
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Re: Researchers Reverse Dog Paralysis

Postby no name on Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:42 pm

I love modern medical science, thoes arm and hand transplants blow my mind also.
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Re: Researchers Reverse Dog Paralysis

Postby Rylan on Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:06 pm

If they are able to regrow nerves I would definitely want to be signed up for that!
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Re: Researchers Reverse Dog Paralysis

Postby SolidSnake on Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:45 pm

Very awesome!
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