In spinal research, pets lead the way,1,4056553.story?coll=la-headlines-health&ctrack=1&cset=true

<P>By Karen Ravn, April 9, 2007 ( At Purdue University’s Center for Paralysis Research, director Richard Borgens and his colleagues have pioneered three successful canine treatments that are now in various stages of development for human use.</P> <P>•&nbsp; Helping nerves communicate. Nerve damage can interrupt transmission of nerve impulses and make it impossible for the brain to "communicate" with affected parts of the body…<BR></P>