Babies Can Be Treated With Adult Stem Cells, Even in the Womb | LifeNews.com
Posted Feb 09 2011 12:00am
This is AWESOME!
They’ve been trying to treat fetuses in the womb with stem cells for awhile now (adult stem cells, NOT embryonic! embryonic can cause tumors!) In the past, they tried to use the baby’s own stem cells…with mixed results.
“But despite the fact that the immature immune system of an unborn baby can tolerate donor transplants, with little risk of graft rejection, most previous attempts to transplant blood stem cells into a human fetus have been unsuccessful…”
“When transplants were matched to the mother rather than the fetus, the transplants were accepted!…Transplanting stem cells harvested from the mother makes sense because the mother and her developing fetus are prewired to tolerate each other.”
‘in-the-womb treatments for “everything from neurological disorders to muscular disorders before birth.”’
Two recent stories are exciting about the possibility of treating young children, even in the womb, with adult stem cells. One study shows that cardiac adult stem cells can be isolated from young children with heart problems, even as young as one day old…