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Man with severed spinal cord is now walking thanks to his own nose!!!!

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posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 02:38 AM
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They used the nerves in this guys nose to regenerate his spinal cord. They need to do more studies to see why this worked, but they report he is the first man to walk after a complete spinal cord severing. Science is amazing.


A revolutionary implant of regenerative cells has knitted back together the spinal cord of a wheelchair-bound firefighter paralysed from the chest down in a knife attack, restoring sensation and muscle control to his legs

www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/how-a-paralysed-mans-nose-was-used-to-help-him-walk-again-30680353.html

The crazy thing is maybe this could be used to cure some diseases where nerves need to be regenerated.




posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 03:28 AM
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a reply to: addygrace

This sounds very promising, accidental or not. Soon we can grow whole human in a tube.



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 03:40 AM
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originally posted by: addygrace
They need to do more studies to see why this worked

They definitely need to pick away at the nose more!
I no longer pick my nose, I'm doing research.
edit on 21-10-2014 by WakeUpBeer because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 04:21 AM
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This is astounding!

The workaround of using the regenerative capacity of cells in the olfactory process, to promote spinal cord re-growth is probably going to be one of the most groundbreaking medical discoveries of the last few decades. If this treatment can be made to work reliably, the prognosis presented by this procedure for patients with spinal cord damage, and full severance, will be leaps and bounds better than those which current standards of treatment allow for.

I am thrilled to hear that this sort of work has been carried out, and to hear that thus far, the results are promising!



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 05:24 AM
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It's about time.

With all the Gloom and Doom these days, This is the best news I've heard in a long, long time. I know a few people both personally and by association that would benefit greatly from this development if it could be applied to their individual situations. We've been hearing about a "breakthrough" being just around the corner for the past couple of decades then nothing further.

I hope this pans out for those who could benefit from this or further developed procedures based on it.



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 08:27 AM
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originally posted by: SLAYER69
a reply to: addygrace


It's about time.

With all the Gloom and Doom these days, This is the best news I've heard in a long, long time. I know a few people both personally and by association that would benefit greatly from this development if it could be applied to their individual situations. We've been hearing about a "breakthrough" being just around the corner for the past couple of decades then nothing further.

I hope this pans out for those who could benefit from this or further developed procedures based on it.


The problem has always been that nerve cells in the spine don't regenerate automatically, while at the ends of the nervous system, they do. There is some messaging system in the spinal fluid/spinal cord that prevents automatic regrowth. Maybe these cells don't have the receptors to prevent them regrowing.

When mammals are first conceived and cells start replicating, the first thing that is formed is a neural tube, which forms the spinal cord, brain and eyes. Then everything grows around those parts.



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 08:39 AM
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No skin off my nose. lol

Well this is great hopfully this leads to more people walking again.



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 10:16 AM
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a splendid development. hats off to the doers and researchers. top news and to watch the guy carefully walking moved me almost to te.. cough, sorry fly in the throat!
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posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 10:19 AM
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That's great!!!


So many people can hope to walk again now!

Poor Voldemort, though.



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 10:21 AM
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posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 03:24 PM
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This guy is always sticking his nose where it doesnt belong,

I had to say it.




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