Nasal cells used to help paralyzed dog walk again

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

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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.

By Paul Browne (not verified) on 22 Nov 2012 #permalink