Life Lines

Jasper is just one of the injured dogs that this research team has been able to help walk following an injection of nasal cells:


  1. #1 Paul Browne
    November 22, 2012

    It’s an exciting study. I do have to point out that the olfactory ensheathing cells used in this study are not actually stem cells, though a lot of news reports have stated that they are.

    It’s worth remembering that it took decades of research – mostly in rats – to take this technique to the point where it could be assessed in a veterinatry trial

    Too often people see the dramatic headline, but not the years of hard graft that led to the breakthrough.