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Amniotic fluid stem cells repair gut damage

March 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Stem cells taken from amniotic fluid were used to restore gut structure and function following intestinal damage in rodents, in new research published in the journalĀ Gut. The findings pave the way for a new form of cell therapy to reverse serious damage from inflammation in the intestines of babies.

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Amniotic fluid yields alternatives to embryonic stem cells

July 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Stem cells found in amniotic fluid can be transformed into a more versatile state similar to embryonic stem cells, according to a study published today in the journal Molecular Therapy. Scientists from Imperial College London and the UCL Institute of Child Health succeeded in reprogramming amniotic fluid cells without having to introduce extra genes. The findings raise the possibility that stem cells derived from donated amniotic fluid could be stored in banks and used for therapies and in research, providing a viable alternative to the limited embryonic stem cells currently available.

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