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Curing Babies before Birth with Stem Cell Transplantation

Dec 16, 2015 1:00:14 PM / by Daisy posted in brittle bone disease, in-utero stem cell transplantation, mesenchymal stem cells, MSC, osteogenesis imperfecta, prenatal, research, Stem Cell Therapy

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A clinical trial will for the first time evaluate stem cell transplantation in unborn babies as curative therapy for osteogenesis imperfecta

It is estimated that 30,000 individuals in the US live with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). Tagged as “brittle bone disease”, OI is caused by deficiencies in the skeleton building block, collagen. There is no cure; treatment consists of procedures to increase bone strength and mobility.

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