Adult Stem Cell Awareness

June 5, 2008

Cure Found for Child’s “Untreatable” Skin Disease!

Missouri Right to LifeTwo year old Nate Liao is the first person to be successfully treated with cord blood and bone marrow stem cells to correct his epidermolysis bullosa (EB). Now doctor’s say they have set the path for a cure for his painful genetic skin disease. Those who suffer from this disease experience a life of chronic pain, blisters, sores, amputations, infections and it can eventually lead to cancer. Nate received the stem cells from his healthy brother last October. Nate’s brother Jacob, who also has the disease, received a cord-blood transplant from an unrelated donor on May 30. Watch video

While scientists back off claims that embryonic stem cells will ever treat human patients, ethical “adult” stem cells continue to impact the lives of many.

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Adult stem cells may help children with a severe skin disease

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2 Comments »

  1. […] cure or treat many conditions, such as sickle cell anemia, diGeorge syndrome, Hurler syndrome, epidermolysis bullosa,  and so far up to 66 more. This entire month is dedicated to increasing awareness about umbilical […]

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  2. […] also: Cure Found for Child’s “Untreatable” Skin Disease! and Adult stem cells may help children with a severe skin disease Leave a […]

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