First up in my return to blogging: A link to a story I wrote recently about stem cell therapy in animals.
While much of the hubbub surrounding stem cells is about the potential for curing devastating, life-threatening illnesses or injuries, veterinarians have begun using stem cell therapies to treat more common, everyday ailments–orthopedic problems, such as tendinitis and cartilage degeneration, in particular.
Of course, this is still early days for these interventions, and some of the enthusiasm might be a wee bit ahead of scientific consensus. But encouraging evidence is beginning to trickle out, and the potential human applications are thoroughly exciting. Find out more by reading the full story.