Stem-cell injections put spring in ar...

Stem-cell injections put spring in arthritic dog's steps

There are 35 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jun 15, 2008, titled Stem-cell injections put spring in arthritic dog's steps. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Maggie Mae is running a lot more these days and even gets on the couch without help.

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Rush

Orlando, FL

#22 Jun 15, 2008
And all of your ignorance is showing. Stem cell research does not require a "dead baby". That proves my point that you are so brainwashed that you don't have the capacity to think for yourself. And I'm not a democrat, if that matters. I'm a person capable of independent thought. Furthermore, to say that there is no medical evidence that stem cells help anyone and that no commercial enterprises exist to study stem cells is beyond absurd. Thankfully there are many such ventures, and hopefully when we have a president that understands science then we'll be able to save more lives.
Funkie Kong

Clearwater, FL

#23 Jun 15, 2008
Just clone the dog, the hell with his arthritis.
ocopek

Coppell, TX

#24 Jun 15, 2008
Even though Magic Phan spelled it out clearly enough so any half-wit can understand the difference between "embryonic stem cell research" and "stem cell research", apparently Rush still doesn't get it.
Don't feel bad Rush, some day there may be a treatment for your disorder, probably due to stem cell research.
Law Abiding

Orlando, FL

#25 Jun 15, 2008
WTH wrote:
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First of all - us "crazy Christian"s are against EMBRYONIC STEM CELL research. Not fat cell research. Get your facts straight please, before you go off on one of your little left-wing - it doesn't matter what we do, or who we do it to if it makes us feel good and the gov't pays for it - little rants.

That said. The FDA is very stringent on *ALL* kinds of medical research. You can't just start injecting substances into an animal no more than you can into a human being.
Personally, I wouldn't spend $2500 on my dog. But whatever floats your boat.
I'm sure holy people such as you wouldn't spend $2500 on your dog. You'd say it's God's will that the animal is in pain. Another "holier-then-though" idiot.
nutter

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#26 Jun 22, 2008
Think of what you could get done in the black clinics in the third world ....
Foreclosure Frankie

Deerfield Beach, FL

#27 Jun 22, 2008
Embryonic stem cells divide much faster than adult stem cels, they cause cancer and tumors. Not only are they morally screwed up but medically as well.

The breakthroughs with adult stem cells are astounding but you'll have to go to another country to avail yourself of this simple yet powerful therapy. In the U.S. terminal illness is just to profitable, they'll take your last dollar killing you with chemo but whoa buddy, no stem cells for you!

Of course, Americans deserve what they get for being politically asleep.
WTH

Oviedo, FL

#28 Jun 26, 2008
Law Abiding wrote:
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I'm sure holy people such as you wouldn't spend $2500 on your dog. You'd say it's God's will that the animal is in pain. Another "holier-then-though" idiot.
LMAO - "holier-then-though" ??? That's too easy. And you call me the idiot?? <insert hearty chuckle here>

No, I wouldn't spend $2500 on my dog. She's 13 years old. She's lived a long and full life. Prob. better than a large percentage of the human population on this planet. When her time comes, and I know it will, she'll make that final journey to the vet & I wont have any remorse.

Now, speaking of idiots......do you know how many PEOPLE you could feed with $2500? Or how many books you could buy for poor kids? I could go on and on, but I think even an idjit like you gets the picture.

Oh, and nice way to seal the deal for me. All of you "non-judgemental" liberals crack me up. You all do more judging in 10 mintutes than most people do all day.
WTH

Oviedo, FL

#29 Jun 26, 2008
Law Abiding wrote:
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I'm sure holy people such as you wouldn't spend $2500 on your dog. You'd say it's God's will that the animal is in pain. Another "holier-then-though" idiot.
BTW - it's HOLIER THAN THOU.
god save the world

Chennai, India

#30 Jun 26, 2008
yes...stem cell for neurodegenerative diseases works...but damn...more important than this is eradicating poverty in some african country.
Remember, it can happen anywhere.
Learn the basic humanities right way and respect the qualities first.
rest is next.put down the politics and come out of the boundaries....poor souls.
Marcus

Sanford, FL

#31 Jun 26, 2008
god save the world wrote:
yes...stem cell for neurodegenerative diseases works...but damn...more important than this is eradicating poverty in some african country.
Remember, it can happen anywhere.
Learn the basic humanities right way and respect the qualities first.
rest is next.put down the politics and come out of the boundaries....poor souls.
It seems the good ole USA does and always has done a hell of a lot more for every country than any other nation.
It's time we concentrate on our own for a while.
MadMorgan

Starke, FL

#32 Jul 30, 2008
James wrote:
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I think its a bit more complicated than that but perhaps you're brain isn't.
Maybe you should take Spot's next injection in the hopes that it will improve your cognitive and linguistic abilities. "perhaps you are brain isn't" does not compute.
bsam

Kittanning, PA

#33 Dec 30, 2008
you know im getting the stem cell on my 7 year old german shepherd, i have done research and this has worked on horses the past 5 years and it works on dogs and cats and my dogs my best friend, so if it's helped other animals i will do this for my best friend, i spent 3,000 on my tv, computor, so whats 3,000 on my companion thats my friend, protected, and more than a best friend when there is a 100% chance of this proceedure working. Come on guys think about it if it was your family member or best friend like my cheyenne is, she saved my life (she went and got my neighbor when i fell and broke my leg in my yard) she is my best girl!!!
SomeOneNotDumb

Douglasville, GA

#34 Feb 25, 2009
Angel wrote:
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it would, but the crazy christian rights movements are saying this is too close to an abortion, or something like that. so they complained and moaned and now it probably wont get money or much support. sad
First off, they are using stem cells taken from the dogs own fat. Those are called adult stem cells. Since they are not creating and destroying human embryos to extract embryonic stem cells Christians will not have a problem with it. So stop trying to place the fault on Christians. You have no idea what your talking about. And that's pretty sad because I'm only eleven.
Nathan Wei

Washington, DC

#35 Apr 9, 2009
Pa W wrote:
Sounds like a novel idea......Have they had any success with this procedure with humans..........
Our first two patients who had the stem cell procedure performed eight months ago, have measured cartilage re-growth (April 2009).

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#36 May 28, 2011
I sure hope the cost goes down, sure sounds like something many pets can take advantage of.

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