Paralyzed Man Can Walk After Transplant Using Cells From His Nose

October 22, 2014 11:07 AM

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LONDON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - A Polish man who was paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack can now walk with the aid of a frame after receiving pioneering transplant treatment using cells from his nose.

The technique, described as a breakthrough by a study in the journal Cell Transplantation, involved transplanting what are known as olfactory ensheathing cells into the patient's spinal cord and constructing a "nerve bridge" between two stumps of the damaged spinal column.

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