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Treating a Devastating Skin Disorder with Stem Cells

Posted by taylor@stemsave.com on Jul 6, 2017 1:45:00 PM

Researchers at the University of Minnesota, world leaders in the treatment of Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), have developed a stem cell treatment [utilizing mesenchymal stem cells – MSCs] to treat the disorder. This devastating condition involves problems with connective tissue, making skin blister and tear with the slightest contact; severe cases impact internal organ tissues as well. Affecting 1 in every 20,000 children, the disorder can lead to severe infections and be fatal. The team at the University utilized a treatment involving complete renewal of the immune system through chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, followed by the administration of mesenchymal stem cells to regenerate the skin tissue.

 

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Topics: epidermolysis bullosa, mesenchymal stem cells, regenerative medicine, University of Minnesota Medical Center

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