Scientists in Britain are exploring the use of stem cells to treat Crohn’s Disease.
Crohn’s Disease is a debilitating disorder that causes ulceration and inflammation of the digestive tract. There is no cure, so treatment involves medication to control symptoms.
Doctors are attempting to restart the immune system by destroying the cells that cause the Crohn’s and replacing them with new stem cells.
The stem cell treatment takes 2 years and is extremely painful, but if it is able to help relieve the symptoms of Crohn’s, it will be beneficial for those who suffer from it.
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