The First Regrowing Dog’s Broken Leg

Ngebray.com,- This is Eva. A year ago she couldn’t even go out for a walk. Her leg was broken when she was hit by a car. It was so bad that it was going to be amputated. Scientists saved her leg by regrowing bone in the lab. They coated bone chips with a plastic material and a chemical to make it grow. Six weeks later, the bone was completely healed.

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Eva’s treatment is a world first. Prof. Manual Salmeron-Sanchez from Glasgow University said, “We are at the edge of scientific knowledge. We have done something that no one else has done before.” The new treatment could change the lives of landmine victims around the world continuing the work that Princess Diana began more than 20 years ago. If amputees can regrow bones, they can fit prosthetic limbs and may not need to use a wheelchair.



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Eva’s treatment is so successful that doctors want to start human trials in the next three years.