Examining stem cells

December 11, 2010 | 3:38 p.m. CST

* CORRECTION: An earlier caption misidentified Willke as a doctor of veterinary medicine.

Katherine Wilkie* shows veterinary technician Billy Inskeep the collection of red blood cells and stem cells at the bottom of a test tube after coming out of a centrifuge on Friday at the Columbia Pet Hospital. The stem cells will be injected into a four-year-old Labrador Retriever that has painful joints as part of a new procedure in veterinary medicine.

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