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Amniotic fluid 'may heal premature baby gut'


24 March 2013

Amniotic fluid 'may heal premature baby gut'

By James Gallagher
Health and science reporter, BBC News





Amniotic fluid may hold the key to healing a fatal gut disease which affects premature babies, doctors say.

Severe inflammation, called necrotizing enterocolitis, can destroy the gut's tissues and lead to major organ failure.

Early animal tests, published in the journal Gut, showed that stem cells inside amniotic fluid could heal some of the damage and increase survival. (...)

Full article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21900203

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