With the help of a pioneering new treatment developed in the United Kingdom, paralyzed dogs will be able to walk again.
The experiment conducted by the students from the University of Cambridge took cells from dogs’ noses and then injected them into the injured part of their back. This proved helpful in regenerating their spines.
The video shows the effect of the experiment on the mobility of a dog named Jasper and how it improved with the passage of time. Professor Robin Franklin, co-author of the study from the Wellcome Trust-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute said, ‘Our findings are extremely excitingbecause they show for the first time that transplanting these types of cell into a severely damaged spinal cord can bring about significant improvement.’
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