UC Davis Health scientists are pursuing a new approach to repairing the birth defect that causes spina bifida. $5.66 million in research grant funding from The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) will allow a UCD research team to continue its work using stem cells and a biomaterial scaffold to fix the defect in the womb.Read More
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Researchers at Texas Medical Center’s McGovern School of Medicine piloted a revolutionary way of treating spina bifida patients in utero. The new method utilizes a patch made from human umbilical cord and the regenerative tissue does not cause scarring, which often leads to complications. Recent clinical trials preformed at TMC’s Fetal Center at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital showed improved outcomes for babies inflicted with the birth defect.