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DALLAS (June 27, 2011) – Tomorrow night, HDNet “World Report,” the network’s Emmy Award-winning news program, presents an in-depth look at the revolution in stem cell research. This week, World Report examines recent advances that are now being used to treat injuries in horses, with promising implications for human orthopedics. The piece is the third and final installment in a three-part series entitled, “The Stem Cell Revolution.”
Horse owner and breeder Bill Casner, a towering figure in the horse world, talks about how stem cells returned a champion, Lord of the Game, to the racetrack. “This horse came back and ran out over a half million dollars and won multiple graded races,” Casner says, “and we said, ‘Whoa, man!’ It really returned this horse to a very high level of performance and allowed him to be as good as he could be.”
One near-miraculous advancement involves the repair of cartilage. Just like humans, horses frequently injure and rupture cartilage, and so far, such injuries are largely incurable. Traditional treatments only manage the symptoms, controlling swelling or limiting pain. But new stem cell developments may change all of that, for humans, eventually, as well as horses.
Dr. Wayne McIlwraith at the Orthopaedic Research Center at Colorado State University believes stem cells – when harvested and manipulated correctly – can re-grow cartilage. The challenge is to control what kind of tissue gets built, and to be able successfully recreate the process in the body, not just in the lab. McIlwraith also says that this research may very well lead to huge advances in the treatment of human injuries, too.
As Dr. Bill Rodkey of Vail, Colorado’s Steadman Philippon Research Institute tells World Report, “I think the possibilities are absolutely unlimited…”
Visit the World Report page for clips from the program.
To learn more about the exciting advancements in equine stem cell research and what the implications might mean for human treatment, tune into “HDNet World Report,” Tuesday, June 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET with an encore at 12:00 a.m. ET.
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