Scientist save ‘butterfly’ boy with life-threatening disease by using experimental gene therapy  

During the pioneering surgery doctors took a sample of skin just four centimetres square from the child and corrected a disease-causing gene defect within its cells. The tissue was then grown into grafts that were used to replace 80 per cent of the boy’s skin over three operations

Scientist save ‘butterfly’ boy with life-threatening disease by using experimental gene therapy  In an induced coma after losing 80 per cent of his skin to a rare genetic condition, seven-year-old Hassan was close to death. But now doctors have saved him after growing an almost completely new skin for him in the laboratory. Hassan, whose family’s full name has not been released, suffered from ‘butterfly disease’, which […]

Pune docs perform surgery on Omani girl with rare bone deformity

Doctors say that the amount of deformity in Majd Ali’s ’s case is severe which makes it a very rare case. The surgeries would straighten her legs and would make walking possible for her. In majority of the cases, suffering with this condition since birth, either of the two legs or arms is crooked. In her case, both her hands and legs are crooked

Pune docs perform surgery on Omani girl with rare bone deformityA short statured eight-year-old girl named Majd Ali from Oman, whose hands and legs are crooked, was recently operated at Sancheti Hospital, Pune. Majd is suffering from Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a rare genetic deformity, which mainly affects bones. Apart from the rare occurrence of the disease, doctors said that the amount of deformity in Madj’s case […]