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Studying Stem Cell Therapies for Equine Tendonitis

Researchers are evaluating whether a cell-tracking system using magnetic resonance imaging and superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticle technology is useful for studying stem cell therapies for equine tendonitis. The development of a minimally invasive, longitudinal, in vivo cell-tracking method would enable researchers to monitor changes in cell behaviors in equine patients. Results will be useful to large animal veterinarians who routinely use stem cell therapies to treat tendon and ligament disease.

Dr. Alexandra M. Scharf, University of Georgia