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Paralysed dog study offers hope for humans

Ten-year-old dachshund has helped scientists achieve a medical breakthrough that could help treat paralysis.
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2012 04:21

A 10-year-old dachshund, Jasper, has helped scientists achieve a medical breakthrough.

After researchers took some cells from the paralysed dog's nose and implanted them in his injured spine as part of a new study, Jasper could walk again.

There is hope it could help treat people who are immobile.

Al Jazeera's Emma Hayward reports.

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