Thursday, August 2, 2012
A team from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has mouse
data showing that amniotic fluid can decrease the severity of necrotizing
enterocolitis, a GI disease primarily seen in premature infants.1 An
important next step will be exploring in greater detail the precise factors in
amniotic fluid that underlie the beneficial effect and turning those factors
Baas, T. SciBX 5(30); doi:10.1038/scibx.2012.776
Published online Aug. 2, 2012
1. Good, M. et al. Proc. Natl.
Acad. Sci. USA; published online June
25, 2012; doi:10.1073/pnas.1200856109
Contact: David J. Hackam, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of
UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pa.
2. Afrazi, A. et al. Pediatr. Res. 69, 183-188 (2011)
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Eisai Co. Ltd. (Tokyo:4523; Osaka:4523), Tokyo, Japan
Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (Tokyo:4502), Osaka, Japan
University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pa.
VBL Therapeutics Ltd., Or Yehuda, Israel
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.