Saturday, 19 January 2008

Batten Disease Trial Girl Dies

Batten Disease Trial Girl Dies Saturday, 19 January 2008 San José Mercury News report that a girl aged 9 has died, who participated in an experimental stem cell treatment for Batten disease. It is believed so far that she died of natural progression of her disease and not from any adverse reactions to the treatment. About a year ago, she had been injected in her brain with foetal neural stem cells, in an attempt to replace cells that makes the enzyme Batten disease children lack in their brain cells. Five other children, all under 13 years of age, have participated in the same study at the Oregon Health & Science University's Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Link: Girl dies, had tried stem cell therapy ......... ZenMaster


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