Paralyzed man walks again after cell transplant

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A man who was completely paralyzed from the waist down is walking again.

A surgical breakthrough is responsible.

Surgeons used cells from the man’s nose and transplanted them into his spinal cord.  The cells provided a path for the broken tissue and nerves to grow together.

The man is now independent.  He can walk with the help of a walker and he’s even able to drive a car.

The technique may offer hope to millions of people who are disabled by spinal cord injuries.

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  • cyber loitering

    This story made my day. Don’t personally know a anyone with a challenge so great as a spinal cord injury but am so glad that the many people with this type of injury now have hope.