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Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Cured by Stem Cell Therapy

Posted by taylor@stemsave.com on May 22, 2015 9:37:34 AM

A recent clinical trial conducted at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, England, has successfully treated seven patients suffering from the genetic disorder Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome by utilizing autologous [the patient’s own] stem cells. The therapy was an example of translational genomics, in which doctors extract autologous stem cells, correct the faulty gene that causes Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome, and then implant the stem cells back into the patients to produce new, healthy cells. 

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Topics: Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome, bank your stem cells, translational genomics, stem cell therapy, Genetic Diseases, research, StemSave, regenerative medicine, stem cells

Rare Genetic Diseases Cured with Stem Cells

Posted by pamela@stemsave.com on Jul 15, 2013 10:29:17 AM

Translational Genomics

Recently, researchers utilized stem cells to successfully treat six children with rare genetic diseases. Three of the children were born with Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD), a hereditary neurodegenerative disease. The other three children were born with Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS), a hereditary immune system disorder.

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Topics: Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome, stemsaveblog, Metachromatic Leukodystrophy, Stemcells, translational genomics, autologousstemcells

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