• Wildfires have killed an estimated 600 jaguars in Brazil's Pantanal wetlands. Vets are using stem cells to treat injured cats

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Wildfires have destroyed more than one-fifth of the Pantanal, the world's largest wetland, in Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay.
    Volunteers at the NGO, the NEX Institute, have been rescuing injured jaguars from the Pantanal and rehabilitating them with an experimental stem cell treatment.
    Stem cells have generated excitement in the scientific community for their potential to help both people and animals heal quickly, but it remains unclear if the treatments actually work.
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