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How Stem Cell Therapy Might Change Your Dog’s Life

When it comes to this pioneering treatment, dogs are way ahead of humans.

Animal companions keep us happy and healthy, and more of us own pets than ever before. It’s clear that we’re sentimentally devoted to those pets—more than half of us say we’d “leap into action” for our furry family members if they were injured. And with 47 percent of American households owning at least one dog, and more than 83 million dogs claimed as pets in the United States according to the American Pet Product Association (APPA), the old adage about dog being man’s best friend appears to have a lot of truth to it.

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The Science Behind Rick Perry’s Strange Stem Cell Surgery

Rick Perry's weird cell therapy treatment probably didn't work, but it's a blessing and a curse for biotech firms.


When Rick Perry began his campaign for president last week, his advisers probably prepared him for tough questions about his record as Texas’ longest-serving governor, the budget deficit, and foreign policy.

They might not have been ready for questions about an unusual spine fusion operation Perry underwent last month to deal with a bad back: Stem cells, cultured from his own body fat by a Korean biotech company that also advertises a dog cloning service, were injected into his back and bloodstream.

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