Introduction of stem cells with transplants may obviate need for immunosuppression

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BBC via Great News:

An injection of stem cells given alongside a kidney transplant could remove the need for a lifetime of drugs to suppress the immune system, say scientists.

Early tests of the technique at US hospitals were successful in a small number of patients.

The journal Science Translational Medicine reports how the majority no longer need anti-rejection medication.

Researchers said it could have a “major impact” on transplant science.

If true, it’s wonderful news indeed.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/10/introduction-of-stem-cells-with-transplants-may-obviate-need-for-immunosuppression/