Paralyzed man walks again after cell transplant
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.