Spinal cord injury in dogs

Department of Defense Funds UCSF and Texas A&M Collaboration to Test Therapy that May Help People

An experimental drug being tested by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences — may help dogs with spinal cord injuries.

The U.S. Department of Defense,funded the study to test a drug to mitigate damage and it has already proven effective in mice at UCSF. Now the Texas team will test how it works in previously injured short-legged, long torso breeds of dog like dachshunds, beagles and corgis, who often suffer injuries when a disk in their back spontaneously ruptures. Continue reading Spinal cord injury in dogs

Stem cell treatment for spinal cord injury

Histostem Participates In Successful Stem Cell Treatment For Acute Spinal Cord Injury In Dogs

09 Feb 2010

Stem Cell Therapy International, Inc. (OTCBB: SCII) announced that Histostem Ltd. of South Korea (“Histostem”) has participated in a study resulting in the successful treatment of spinal cord injury in dogs through the use of Multipotent Stem Cells (MSCs) derived from Human Umbilical Cord Blood (HUCB). Continue reading Stem cell treatment for spinal cord injury