A Christmas present for everyone here:
Colorado State University has a project where they're using stem cells taken from the fat of healthy cats to treat cats wth kidney disease. According to the Colorado Public Radio story I heard this morning, the first part of the study limited it to cats in the early stages of renal failure, but the farther along the cats were, the better it worked, so now they're concentrating on that angle.
They don't expect this to lead to a cure, but they do expect it to lead to a longer and more comfortabe life for the cats involved.
If you live in Colorado and have a cat with renal failure that you'd like to get into the study, here is the application form:
In honor of my Sweet Thing |/a/|