Spinal injections of stem cells restore sensation in some paraplegics

It's important to emphasize that this treatment did not restore movement. That said, its a good step forward (pun definitely not intended).

Fehlings says seven of the 12 patients at centres in Zurich, Toronto and Calgary who received the stem cell transplants had significant improvement in sensation.
The study found that the neural stem cells provided by California-based StemCells Inc. are safe and did not cause any adverse effects