One giant leap for mankind, 2014 edition

Paralyzed man walks again after cell transplant »

This is amazing..

For all of the bad that can happen in the future, all of the transhumanism mania turning on humans, there’s also a chance of some miracles. We saw one in this case..

Darek Fidyka, who was paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack in 2010, can now walk using a frame..

It happened after cells were transplanted from his naval cavity to his spinal cord..

The BBC reports this:

Darek Fidyka, 40, was paralysed after being stabbed repeatedly in the back in the 2010 attack.

He said walking again – using a frame for support – was “an incredible feeling”, adding: “When you can’t feel almost half your body, you are helpless, but when it starts coming back it’s like you were born again.”

Prof Geoff Raisman, chair of neural regeneration at the Institute of Neurology, UCL, led the UK research team.

He said what had been achieved was “more impressive than man walking on the Moon”.

Perhaps the walking on the moon comment was overstated. Or was it?

A man who would have been written off decades ago walks again….

That is a pretty big deal.
And one giant leap for mankind..

Darek Fidyka walking in the spinal rehabilitation centre in Wroclaw