2017 Science@CornellVet: The Stem Cell Migration: From California to New York, From Adipose to Gingiva
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This blog post is about: Gingivostomatitis, or inflammation of the oral mucosa and gingiva, is a painful disease found in cats that can severely affect their quality of life. Current treatments have been frequently unsuccessful. The most promising treatment involves full mouth extraction (removing all of the cat’s teeth), and even with this some cats do not respond, as about 10-15 percent still do not see any reduction in progression of the disease or the painful side effects. Thanks to a new multi-center collaborative effort between Cornell’s Dr. Santiago Peralta and Dr. Nadine Fiani (board-certified small animal dentists) and UC Davis, that could change. Their new treatment protocol uses injections of adipose-derived stem cells in hopes of “restarting the immune system” locally in the mouths of these cats.
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