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Cal Poly stem cell study hopes to heal animals

A team of faculty and students is trying to develop procedures to inject cells from a mammal’s tissue back into its body. 

If the research is successful at Cal Poly’s Animal Science Department a horse owner could take tissue from a young animal and send it to a company that would isolate and store particular kinds of cells. Those cells could then be used at a later date to treat the horse for an injury, such as a torn ligament.


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