Stem Cells Help Dog’s Paws Heal – Maybe – 10/5/11

stemcell.cartoonA new article about stem cells in the Philadelphia, PA newspaper really points out a lot of the problems with stem cells treatments.

“The publicity surrounding stem cells has made the public “nuts,” he [Dr. John Gearhart, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute of Regenerative Medicine] said. Desperate people contact him all the time, the most emotional of whom are seeking treatments for their animals. “There’s a long history, from the animal side of things,” he  said, “of clinics popping up that take advantage of folks.”

There’s also an interesting comment at the end of the article, about horses.

http://articles.philly.com/2011-10-03/news/30238709_1_cells-stem-cell-treatments-embryos

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