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Study Stem cell transplant holds promise

Postby justus608 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:09 pm

STANFORD, Calif. ugg damen, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said they found a way to transplant blood-forming stem cells into the bone marrow of mice Ugg billig, effectively replacing their immune systems.
The discovery is a small but significant step in mouse studies aimed at transplanting adult stem cells to create a new immune system for people with autoimmune or genetic blood diseases ugg rea, Stanford University researchers said in a news release.
Many aspects of the technique must be adapted before testing can begin on humans ugg skor, said Dr. Irving Weissman ugg zapatos, a co-senior author of the study and director of the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine.
Weissman said the work was done on mice that offered a poor mimic for the human immune system. Still ugg i sverige, he suggested the remaining hurdles could eventually be overcome.
"It is essentially a surgical strike against the blood-forming stem cells venta ugg," Weissman said of the technique his team studied.
The team injected mice with molecules that latch on to specific proteins on the surface of the blood-forming stem cells, effectively destroying the cells.
The study was published in the latest issue of Science.

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