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Stem cell therapy shows promise in repairing stress urinary incontinence

| August 22, 2012

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Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) can occur due to sneezing, coughing, exercising or even laughing and happens because the pelvic floor muscles are too weak causing leakage when the bladder is put under pressure. New research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Medicine shows that a new technique, using stem cells isolated from amniotic fluid, can regenerate damaged urethral sphincter muscles and prevent pressure incontinence in mice.

View the original article here: Stem cell therapy shows promise in repairing stress urinary incontinence – Phys.Org

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