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Evaluation of autologous bone marrow-derived mesenchymal  stem cells on renal regeneration after experimentally induced  acute kidney injury in dogs
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Evaluation of autologous bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells on renal regeneration after experimentally induced acute kidney injury in dogs

Lim CY, Han JI, Kim SG, Lee CM, Park HM. Kidney failure is one of the most debilitating maladies for a patient and extremely frustrating for a care provider. Like nerve cells, kidney cells are very poor at regeneration….once they are gone, they are gone. In trying to help a dog or cat with kidney failure, I usually feel...

October 26, 2016February 9, 2017by
Autologous Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Modulate Molecular Markers of Inflammation in Dogs with Cruciate Ligament Rupture
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Autologous Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Modulate Molecular Markers of Inflammation in Dogs with Cruciate Ligament Rupture

This is a very recent study out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison evaluating the effect of stem cell therapy applied to dog knees that were considered prone to cruciate ligament rupture.  Though it is a small group of patients, the results were very encouraging. It is ever difficult to break the news to a client...

September 26, 2016February 8, 2017by
Diabetes Treatment in Humans
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Diabetes Treatment in Humans

This is a very small study from Weifang China involving people suffering from Type 2 diabetes (T2D-insulin dependent). This is the most common type of diabetes in dogs and cats and is treatable, but often a debilitating condition for our pets and burdensome for our pet parents. The best course of treatment involves multiple visits and blood...

August 31, 2016February 9, 2017by
Transplantation of adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells for acute thoracolumbar disc disease with no deep pain perception in dogs
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Transplantation of adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells for acute thoracolumbar disc disease with no deep pain perception in dogs

  J Vet Sci. 2015 Aug 4.  This study is a very interesting study out of Seoul South Korea.  The researchers evaluated a group of dogs with ruptured intervertebral disc that had caused these dogs to become acutely paralyzed and had no perception of deep pain.  This is usually a very poo r prognosis. Traditional surgery...

August 11, 2016February 9, 2017by
Stem Cell Blog Intro
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Stem Cell Blog Intro

I am intrigued with adult stem cell therapy, have been for years. And the more I learn, the more excited I become. I have given my life to “tend the flock”, caring for thousands of pet family members. It has been an honor. Decades ago I became fascinated by the beauty and complexity of the...

July 27, 2016February 9, 2017by