22 October 2014

EU Medical Team Reverses Paralysis

Following a breakthrough therapy performed by Polish surgeons and British scientists, patient Darek Fidyka is now able to walk again. Fidyka, a fireman from Bulgaria, suffered complete spinal cord paralysis after a knife attack in 2010. Surgeons injected nerve cells harvested from the patient’s nose into the damaged spinal cord, allowing the severed nerve fibers to join and grow together. The medical team was led by Prof. Geoff Raisman, University College London, and Paweł Tabakow, Wrocław University Hospital. Raisman described the achievement as “more impressive than man walking on the moon.”

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