March 26, 2009 at 9:08 pm #63343March 26, 2009 at 9:15 pm #86613SuzAndTheDivaMember
Wow thats pretty amazing – she still moving badly after but clearly not as much pain right? :yes:March 26, 2009 at 9:22 pm #86614*Lassie*Member
When are we likely to be able to have our dogs treated in this country?
Does sound like a miracle cure, it would be nice if the dogs could grow old without aches and pains of arthritis :agree:
Bet it’s very expensive though 🙁March 26, 2009 at 10:55 pm #86615Justine&RafeMember
How do they get the stem cells??
Because that wouldn’t have been the tissue they harvested from her shoulder…
I am v intrigued!!
In humans the reason there’s so much controversy is because they have to be harvested from either developing embryos or also from the umbilical cord…
(Stem cells have the ability to turn into ANY other cell in the human body – omnipotency – but as the baby develops they lose this omnipotency… first reduced to pluripotency – can develop into lots of diff cells – then they only have the ability to develop into one type of cell. Ah I can’t remember this properly, we studied it in my second year at uni… wonder where I put those notes)
ANYWAY it would be doubly amazing if they continued this research and work with doggies, because it would pave the way for more widespread stem cell use in humans for parkinsons etc…March 27, 2009 at 8:51 am #86616
i am counting on stem cell research to stop harry going blind if he has inherited retinitis pigmentosa (which we STILL dont know – hurry up DNA testing!!!) so happy to see any research going forward 🙂
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