Our spinal cord provides the vital link between our brain and our body.

If damaged, the result is a devastating paralysis.

01A Person Cut In Two20040811Georgina Ferry hears the stories of people living with spinal cord injury, and discovers why the nerve cells of the spinal cord are so precious.
02 LASTThe Regeneration Gap20040818For years it was thought that damage to the human nervous system was irreparable. Now, new lines of research suggest that the cells of the spinal cord can regenerate and repair. Georgina Ferry meets the researchers who hope that one day there will be a treatment for paralysis.