Nov 20, 2012

First Randomised Controlled Trial to show spinal cord regeneration in dogs.

Medical Research Council researchers have shown it is possible to restore co-ordinated limb movement in dogs with severe spinal cord injury (SCI). In a unique collaboration between the MRC’s Regenerative Medicine Centre and Cambridge University’s Veterinary School, scientists used a unique type of cell to regenerate the damaged part of the dogs’ spines. The researchers are cautiously optimistic that the work could have a future role in the treatment of human patients with similar injuries if used alongside other treatments.

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