Thursday, August 19, 2010

U of MN Scientists use bone marrow stem cells to treat rare skin disease


Scientists from the University of Minnesota Medical School, working with their counterparts from Oregon, the United Kingdom and Japan, have found a way to use stem cells from bone marrow to treat a deadly skin disease called recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. The disease causes the skin to flake off easily, resulting in extreme pain. Stem cell therapies have shown to significantly repair damage to the skin of those inflicted with the disease. MinnPost

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