Technique could allow bone marrow transplants for immune disorders

11/25/2007 | BBC

A U.S. study in the early stages suggests that common immune-system disorders, such as multiple sclerosis and arthritis, could be treated with bone marrow transplants in the future. Injecting mice with antibodies that attach to specific proteins on the surface of blood-forming stem cells destroyed the old, faulty cells without harming the mice, allowing transplanted blood-forming stem cells to form a new blood and immune system, researchers found.

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