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Further commentary on the news from Poland 28/10/2014

Following the widespread coverage of last week’s exciting announcement of the successful treatment of a paralysed man in Poland, Darek Fidyka, by Professor Raisman and his team using OECs (olfactory ensheathing cells), we look back on the week’s developments and answer some key questions.

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Spinal Research Supports the Development of OECs 23/10/2014

Spinal Research has had a long standing interest in the development of OECs and has spent over two million pounds on their development, including the work of Professor Geoffrey Raisman. Research into spinal cord injury hit the headlines this week following the news that a paralysed man in Poland has regained the ability to walk after […]

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Tonight’s Panorama programme 21/10/2014

We look forward to seeing more details in this evening’s BBC Panorama programme (BBC 1 at 22.35, Tuesday 21 October) about the treatment of Darek Fidyka, a paralysed patient in Poland, in a study using olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs), led by Prof Geoff Raisman of UCL’s Institute of Neurology working with a surgical team in Poland.

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Treating paralysed dogs using chondroitinase 13/10/2014

During the last decade, the bacterial enzyme chondroitinase has emerged as a promising intervention to treat spinal cord injury.

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Congratulations Jess 09/10/2014

This year's lucky raffle winner is Jess and her lovely mare Castlemitchell Princess.

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