Stem Cells Treat Brittle Bones in the Womb

Action Medical Research has funded an Imperial College London study that could lead to a stem cell treatment for babies with brittle bones; before they are even born.The team, led by Professor Nicholas Fisk, transplanted specially manipulated stem cells into 14 day old mouse fetuses that had OI. These mice had a reduction in long bone fractures of two thirds, compared with an untreated group, by the time they were twelve weeks old (Source: Action Medical Research Medical research news)


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