Pregnancy fluid reverses ageing bones
10 March 2017
Cells in the amniotic fluid that surrounds a developing baby can revive ageing and weak bones according to new UCL research led by Dr Pascale Guillot (Maternal & Fetal Medicine, IfWH). The discovery could help babies with genetic diseases, elderly people and even astronauts.
Scientific paper: Anna M. Ranzoni, Michelangelo Corcelli, Kwan-Leong Hau, ... Pascale V. Guillot. Counteracting bone fragility with human amniotic mesenchymal stem cells.Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 39656 (2016). doi:10.1038/srep39656