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Tag: Dr Rob Buckle

Revolutionary Stem Cell Treatment Repairs Spinal Cord Injuries In Paralyzed Dogs

Published: November 20, 2012

Scientists have used a special cell to regenerate damaged parts of dogs’ spines. Researchers are cautiously excited about these results which could potentially have a future role in the treatment of human patients with similar spinal injuries.

For many years, scientists have been aware that olfactory ensheathing cells (OEC) could be helpful in treating the damaged spinal cord because of their distinctive properties. The unique cells have the capacity to support nerve fiber growth that preserves a pathway between the nose and the brain.