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Stem cell therapy

Stem cells are biological cells that can differentiate into other types of cells and can divide to produce more of the same type of stem cells. They are found in multicellular organisms.


16/03/18 Mesenchymal stem cell therapy in cats

Stem cell therapy is an innovative field of scientific investigation with tremendous potential for clinical application in veterinary medicine. Based on the known desirable immunomodulatory properties of mesenchymal stem cells, this therapy holds promise for the treatment of a variety of inflammatory diseases in cats. Aims: This review details our current understanding of feline stem cell biology and proposed mechanism of action. Studies performed in feline clinical trials for diseases including gingivostomatitis, chronic enteropathy, asthma and kidney disease are summarized, with the goal of providing an overview of the current status of this treatment modality and its potential for the future

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1098612X18758590 

26/02/18 Stem Cell Implants Improve Monkeys’ Grip After Spinal Cord Injury

Human neural stem cells transplanted into the injured spines of monkeys matured into nerve cells, spurring neuronal connections and giving the animals an improved ability to grasp an orange. Up to this point, most of the work on transplanting neural stem cells had been done in rats. This is the first study to show the treatment can be successfully scaled up to primates.

https://www.the-scientist.com/daily-news/stem-cell-implants-improve-monkeys-grip-after-spinal-cord-injury-30072



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