The results: the woman's morning stiffness disappeared before she was released from the hospital; 9 months following transplantation of stem cells the woman's rheumatoid nodules disappeared; one year after the transplant the woman is said to be free of disease and not taking drugs to suppress her immune system. Prior to transplantation the woman was given several drugs to prevent graft-versus-host disease (rejection of the transplanted cells) or serious infection. There was no evidence of either complication. Read more about Stem Cell Research.
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