Stem cells help little girl "regenerate" part of her heart
Yale researchers successfully grew a new blood vessel using stem cells in a 4-year-old girl’s heart in an experimental treatment that could advance the burgeoning field of regenerative medicine.
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Doctors at Yale University have successfully implanted a biodegradable scaffold seeded with a four-year-old girl’s own bone-marrow cells to help treat a serious heart defect, as WSJ’s Heartbeat column describes.
Few areas of medical research are generating as much interest as stem cells. There are several reasons why they are receiving so much scientific attention. They are able to divide into copies of themselves. They’re unspecialized. And they can produce other cell types.
If he’s accepted, doctors will take stem cells from his teeth and extract bone marrow from his hip and perform a fusion. The procedure has already shown positive results in others, and could result in Bomboy regaining functional use of his limbs.
It may look like a magical palace straight out of The Chronicles of Narnia or Lord of the Rings but this stunning sculpture has actually been created to raise awareness about stem cell research.