It's a good day if only for the dogs: Jasper, a little dachshund paralyzed by an accident, responded magnificently to a 6-month treatment based on stem cells: the results are not far from what a little. long ago could easily be described as a miracle. Jasper no longer stands still, socializes with the others and wanders around the house: he has started walking again, he has come back.
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The procedure developed by a team from the University of Cambridge in England is based on the use of "glial olfactory cells", which are collected directly from the nose of the patient on all fours. Their activity is concentrated in restoring the nerve fibers inside the nose: collected in culture and placed in the spinal column, these cells have been shown to do their job in an excellent way even 'off site'.
The result is truly fabulous, and follows those (same) found in trials with laboratory rats: this shows that the effects of such a treatment can be produced in different species.
We are encouraged to see Jasper: his smiling face also gives us hope for future applications.
"Pay attention," cautions Robin Franklin, co-author of the studies. "This procedure allowed a dog to resume walking on its own legs, but a wide spectrum of damage has not yet been repaired: I am thinking of the ability to control, temperature regulation or other elements that are still difficult to deal with at this stage. ".