Cambridge University Vet School Spinal Research success

Researchers at Cambridge University Veterinary School have shown it is possible to restore co-ordinated limb movement in dogs with severe spinal cord injury (SCI).

The study, published in the latest issue of the neurology journal Brain, is the first double-blinded randomised controlled trial to test the effectiveness of these transplants to improve function in ‘real-life’ spinal cord injury. The trial was performed on animals (including Dachshunds) that had spontaneous and accidental injury rather than in the controlled environment of a laboratory, and some time after the injury occurred.

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View the summary from Brain here.

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