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University of Minnesota doctors use stem cells to regrow skin

In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on August 12, 2010 at 12:25 am
University of Minnesota doctors use stem cells to regrow skin – 8.11.10 | Thomas Lee | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dr. John Wagner, clinical director of the Stem Cell Institute, University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota said Wednesday that its researchers have successfully repaired damaged skin tissue using stem cells gleaned from bone marrow.

In a study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from the school’s Stem Cell Institute said the therapy can help patients who suffer from recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB), a painful genetic skin disorder that causes skin to blister and scrape off with the slightest friction or trauma…

Nate Liao in 2007, then 18 months old, has his bandages changed by his mother Theresa at the hospital in Minneapolis. Nate was born with a genetic condition called epidermolysis bullosa.

by Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY

Nate Liao in 2007, then 18 months old, has his bandages changed by his mother Theresa at the hospital in Minneapolis. Nate was born with a genetic condition called epidermolysis bullosa.

via University of Minnesota doctors use stem cells to regrow skin « MedCity News.

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