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New research on paralyzed dogs aimed at helping humans

Published: July 24, 2013

researcher Dr Jonathan LevineOngoing research on paralyzed dogs may one day help military veterans and others who have severe spinal cord injuries.

Researchers at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences have developed a therapy that might help paralyzed dogs regain some of their lost function.

“One of the big obstacles in the past has been a lot of the research has used rodents and experimental animals,” lead researcher Dr. Jonathan Levine, an associate professor of neurology and neurosurgery at Texas A&M told CBS Dallas/Fort Worth’s Karen Borta. “Despite an abundance of clinical trials a lot of money spent in humans, the results have been disappointing.”

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