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How Nose Cells Helped A Man Walk Again!

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A spine injury could ruin your mobility for the rest of your life, but new research might change that! Julian discusses a new treatment that uses cells from the nose in order to make someone walk again! Follow Julian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jhug00 Read More: Man With Severed Spinal Cord Walks Again After Cell Transplant http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/nasal-leads-paralyzed-man-walk “A man paralyzed for two years is now walking again, albeit with a frame, after a transplant to his spine.” Interaction of olfactory ensheathing cells with astrocytes may be the key to repair of tract injuries in the spinal cord: The ‘pathway hypothesis’ http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11068-005-8361-1#page-1 “Transplantation of cultured adult olfactory ensheathing cells has been shown to induce anatomical and functional repair of lesions of the adult rat spinal cord and spinal roots.” Walking and running again after spinal cord injury http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120531145714.htm “Rats with spinal cord injuries and severe paralysis are now walking (and running).” Spinal Cord - Development http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinal_cord#Development What Is a Spinal Reflex? http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-a-spinal-reflex.htm “A spinal reflex is a reflexive action mediated by cells in the spinal cord, bypassing the brain altogether.” Neuroregeneration http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroregeneration “Neuroregeneration refers to the regrowth or repair of nervous tissues, cells or cell products.” ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Tara Long on Twitter https://twitter.com/TaraLongest DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq