Bubble Baby Disease

November 20, 2014 11:51 PM

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We live in an age of medical discovery, one that holds out the promise of new ways of treating previously deadly diseases, saving lives and improving the quality of life for millions of others.

How do I know? Just this week scientists at UCLA announced that in the last five years they have used stem cells to cure 18 cases of "bubble baby" disease -- a once-deadly problem occurring when children are born without a functioning immune system. For the children and their families, the news is t...

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