Sunday, December 2, 2012

Jasper the dog walks again

A recent segment on NPR's The World covered a paralyzed dog that was able to walk again after having his own nose cells transplanted into his spinal cord. On the show, Marco Werman talks with one of the scientists that conducted the research at Cambridge University. According to Robin Franklin, the scientist, the study involved a group of dogs and results varied from no improvement to the success of Jasper, the dog that was able to walk again. It's a big step for veterinary medicine but also a "stepping stone" to future human studies. You can hear the segment or read a transcript here: Jasper the dog is walking again.


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