Brittle bone breakthrough: Cells from pregnant women can be used to treat osteoporosis

Injecting elderly people with cells from pregnant women can strengthen their bones, scientists claim.
Amniotic fluid, which protects the baby and allows it to grow, contains stem cells that can transform into various tissues. 
New research shows that when these cells are placed into mice suffering from osteoporosis, they helped to reduce fractures by up to 80 per cent.
Experts say the findings could help to prevent babies dying from genetic diseases and improve the quality of life for elderly people. 
Researchers at University College London and Great Ormond Street Hospital stored amniotic... read more

 
20 December 2016 in Health, Views: 37
Source: Daily Mail
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