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Low-cost sterilization method for cats and dogs is focus of new research project
Date:7/17/2013

the package will be a deadly "message" a toxin derived from influenza-A that is designed to bind with and kill the GnRH cells.

The milestones of the two-year project include generating engineered exosomes from mouse stem cells and evaluating their potential to fuse with the GnRH cells. The team will then load the exosomes with the toxin and test their ability to kill GnRH cells in a laboratory setting and in mice.

The ultimate goal of MPG and the Found Animals Foundation is "to end shelter euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals." According to the Found Animals website, a one-shot sterilization method could also be used internationally to reduce the population of homeless dogs and cats.


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Contact: Karen Richardson
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336-716-4453
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
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