Minnesota hospital pioneers transplant treatment for RDEB

11/6/2007 | United Press International

Doctors at the University of Minnesota Children's Hospital have performed a first-ever bone marrow and cord transplant to treat the severe genetic skin disease recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. Researchers used bone marrow to correct the disease and then determined which adult stem cells would promote the development of type VII collagen, which RDEB patients lack.

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