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Man With Severed Spinal Cord Walks Again After Cell Transplant

"A man paralyzed for two years is now walking again, albeit with a frame, after a transplant to his spine. The treatment, to be published in this month’s Cell Transplantation, has been under discussion for a while, but has only now shown success.

In 2010, Darek Fidyka was repeatedly stabbed, rendering him paralyzed from the chest down. Fortunately, however, his nose was unscathed.

Olfactory ensheathing glia (OEGs) surround olfactory axons, the nerve fibers that conduct electrical charges from the nose to the brain to allow us to smell. What makes them of interest to spinal patients is that OEGs maintain their capacity to promote new neurons into adulthood.”

(via IFLScience)

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An old picture, but this was one of our little hens who snuck into the garage via a cracked window to make her nest in a tin full of tiny bags of screws and nails.  We moved her and her eggs to a plastic tub on our porch where she hatched out her little ones amongst the hardware.

omgkarth replied to your post: so i accidentally cut my leg whilst sh…

THAT HAPPENED TO ME ON THE BACK OF MY OEG AND IT WAS SO DEEP AND IT BLED FOR LIKE TWENTY MINUTES LITERALLY AND NOW I HAVE THIS MONSTER SCAR N I LIKE TO SAY A SHARK BIT ME

THAT’D MAKE A PRETTY COOL STORY THO OMG mines like just above my ankle and i ran out of plasters so i just stuck some cotton on it and taped it to my fucking leg

Just got back from an amazing camp! Thanks to the OEG team, most of us have enjoyed this time together and have grown as a family. #barockobama #OutdoorEducationGroup #OEG #unitedunicorns #unclechris #chants #rockstickleaf #dinnerwasamazing #thanks #grateful #busstophill #survivalcamp #lighthousechristiancollege2015 #survivor #misscamp #somuchfun #thanksagain #hashtagspam