They were men who had suffered unimaginable injuries.
Two of them were ex-soldiers, wounded by explosives. They had lost anywhere from 60 to 90 percent of the muscles in their legs.
Things seemed hopeless even after surgery and physical therapy. Then came an experimental study, involving pig bladders from research swine.
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Pig models have been instrumental in advances in pediatric nutrition. It’s yet another example of how the biological similarities between research swine and people have helped in human medical research.
A 2017 report by the neuroscience program at the University of Illinois’ Department of Animal Science looked at the scope of this research.
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