Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wienerdog Wednesday - Good News Edition!

Via BBC (18/11/2012): Scientists have reversed paralysis in dogs after injecting them with cells grown from the lining of their nose.The pets had all suffered spinal injuries which prevented them from using their back legs.

The Cambridge University team is cautiously optimistic the technique could eventually have a role in the treatment of human patients. The study is the first to test the transplant in "real-life" injuries rather than laboratory animals.

...and wouldn't you know it, a wienerdog was one of the first success stories! Read the full story,  here. The only thing left to wonder is, if the procedures is tested in humans, will they use dachshund nose cells???

Tomorrow I will give thanks that, among other things, Scooter Pie has recovered as fully as a 13-year-old doxie can from the mobility problems she was suffering from earlier this year.

Wishing a Wienerful Thanksgiving Day to all my US friends


  1. So I was sitting here wondering where in the deuce you have been for the last couple of months. Turns out, it ain't's me. I have no idea why your posts haven't been turning up in my blog roller, or whatever it's called.

    It is good to know that you survived ChristianWeen...the half-comedy routine known as Election Day...and all topped off with this good pre-bird news. I guess I'll just keep clicking on your link for new posts. Gobble, gobble.

  2. Our cat just turned 18 and other than some senility seems just fine...we dread the day...but we are happy to have her this thanksgiving...
    the Ol'Buzzard

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Scooter Pie :-)

  4. JJ, it's always the man's fault. You know that! Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!

  5. OB - we're having turkey. I don't think a cat would feed more than one or two.

    Thanks, Doug!


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