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Paralysed man now walking thanks to adult stem cell transplant

21 October 2014

Mr Fidyka took his first steps six months after the surgery

A man who was left paralysed by a knife attack is now able to walk using a frame, thanks to treatment using stem cells taken from his nose cavity, transplanted into his spinal cord.

The surgery was carried out on Darek Fidyka by surgeons in Poland, his home country. Six months later, Mr Fidyka took his first steps. [BBC, 21 October]

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