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Nose cell transplant enables paralysed dogs to walk

A Cambridge University team has reversed paralysis in dogs after injecting them with olfactory ensheathing cells. The cells were extracted from the lining of the dogs nose then grown and expanded for several weeks in the laboratory before injection.

The study is the first to test the transplant in “real-life” injuries rather than laboratory animals — the pets had all suffered spinal injuries which prevented them from using their back legs.

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Stem cell scientists win Nobel Prize

Two pioneers of stem cell research have shared the Nobel prize for medicine or physiology. John Gurdon from the UK and Shinya Yamanaka from Japan were awarded the prize for changing adult cells into stem cells, which can become any…

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