Thursday, August 03, 2006

Revolutionary Stem Cell Transplant in Athens a World First

Athens News Agency
26 July 2006

Revolutionary stem-cell transplant in Athens a world first A baby-girl born in Athens last week will become the donor of stem cells taken from the umbilical cord that will be transplanted to her 4-year-old brother suffering from chronic granulomatous disease, a congenital heterogeneous immunodeficiency disorder resulting from the inability of phagocytes to kill intested microbes, resulting in increased susceptibility to severe infectionsthat ultimately leads to early death.