Paralyzed man walks again after transplant of cells from his nose to spine

Darek Fidyka was stabbed in the back in 2010 and paralyzed from the chest down. After a year of rehab and no apparent improvement, surgeons tried a radical procedure: they extracted olfactory cells — basically, cells from the back of his nose — and transplanted them into an eight-millimeter gap at level T9 in his severed spinal cord. Now the man walks, albeit still using a frame.


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