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Stem cell success points to way to regenerate parathyroid glands
Date:9/29/2009

ells should eliminate the risk of rejection.

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Having demonstrated a method for leading embryonic stem cells to produce parathyroid cells, the team hopes to be able to repeat those steps using cells from the patient's own thymus gland. The method involves no genetic modification of cells, a key goal of Doherty's team.

"We want to have a process that will allow us to reintroduce cells into the patient's body safely," Doherty says.

Any successful treatment in people is five to 10 years away.


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Contact: Anne Rueter
arueter@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System
Source:Eurekalert

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