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Spinal Paralysis Breakthrough – Latest Summary

Darek Fidyka, 40 who paralysed from the chest down after a knife attack in 2010 has been able to walk again following pioneering cell transplant. Cells were taken from Darek Fidyka’s nasal cavity and inserted into his spine where it had been damaged, which is believed to have stimulated regeneration of the damaged part of his spine, allowing him to walk again with the support of a frame. The procedure was perfomed by neurosurgeons in Poland working in collaboration with scientists in London, and it has been described by Prof Geoff Raisman, chair of neural regeneration at University College London’s Institute of Neurology “more impressive than man walking on the moon”. See BBC for more on this story.

 

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