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Paralysed Dog Walks After Pioneering Research (VIDEO!!)

Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, restore, Jasper's, hind-legs, amazing, technology, video )

- 2128 days ago -
Scientists have restored movement to the hind legs of Jasper, a paralysed dog, by bridging breaks in the spinal cord using cells taken from his nose.


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Barb Knight (1693)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 10:46 am

Ingrid A (524)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 10:49 am
That's awesome. Its noted.

Vicky P (476)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 12:15 pm
wow great

Roger G (148)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 2:32 pm
noted, thanks !

Freya H (358)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 3:52 pm
The research that helped Jasper could ultimately benefit humans as well. Someday, paralyzing injuries may be a temporary - albeit major - nuisance rather than devastating and permanent changes.

Tracy B (673)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 5:04 pm
I saw this on the news awhile ago, AMAZING!!

Rebecca S (61)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 7:16 pm
Great to hear. This is why we need more stem cell research!

Joanne M (22)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 7:44 pm
Awesome - I hoep they will be able to carry this over to other species including people.

. (7)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 7:56 pm
Amazing, lucky little dog! Hope this will soon be tried on humans.

Lydia S (155)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 8:05 pm
Thanks Barb , Very nice to see .

Suzanne L (99)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 8:11 pm
TY Barb. I saw Jasper on the news too. I am so happy for him. Maybe this is the dawning of a breakthrough for many, human and non-human.

Veronica C (22)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 9:21 pm
This could lead to amazing breakthroughs.

jia wei (0)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 10:21 pm

Florence Eaise (132)
Monday November 26, 2012, 12:38 pm
Oh Barb this is fantastic news i can not believe the difference truly a medical miracle im so very happy for what this canmean to dogs and im even hopeful of what this could mea for us humans in years to come my niece Krissy was paralyzed in a car accident when she was only 16 years old she was learning to drive and had a tragic forever life altering accident that has left her a quadrropalegic she cant move from the neck down its truly the MOSY heartbreaking thing ever she is just a kid i hoping that some miracle like this will come along for all the humans who need it thanks Barb...

Past Member (0)
Monday November 26, 2012, 1:04 pm
I worked extensively with rats where they were bridging the spinal cord breaks with extremely positive results. Rats with their spinal cord severed leaving them paralyzed and incontenant. They urinary function as well as the movement in the legs both returned. Unfortunately, it takes many years before such a trial can reach the level of humans. I am very happy that they have moved to other animal trials aside from rats. Much, much promise.

Christeen A (354)
Monday November 26, 2012, 1:05 pm
Amazing what technology is able to do. Thank you.

Melania P (123)
Monday November 26, 2012, 1:58 pm
Awwww thanks

Isabelle J (81)
Monday November 26, 2012, 2:53 pm
Amazing !

Elisabeth T (0)
Monday November 26, 2012, 3:19 pm
How wonderful, thanks for this information...

Past Member (0)
Monday November 26, 2012, 4:23 pm
Amazing...and wonderful, TU Barb

aj E (164)
Monday November 26, 2012, 6:54 pm

Janet R (38)
Monday November 26, 2012, 8:03 pm
Wow, that's fantastic. Thanks Barb.

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 6:07 am
I'm so happy for Jasper!!

Syera N (7)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 1:07 am
He's an amazing dog! :)

Tamara Mendelson (1)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 10:20 am
aw awesome

Elizabeth M (65)
Monday December 3, 2012, 12:00 pm
What an amazing dacshound, and amazing what technology and medicine can do today.

ilja c (48)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 2:30 pm
wonderful. hope for humans too.

. (0)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 6:16 am
Truly amazing!

Past Member (0)
Monday December 10, 2012, 3:28 am
It warms my heart today :) thank you!

Sue McGuey (106)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 7:06 pm
Noted!~ Watched & posted on Facebook!~ Wow... how incredible!:))))))))))
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