Fetal surgery for spina bifida video shared with permission from UC Davis Fetal Care Center

Dr. Diana Farmer, a leader in fetal surgery, discusses her study of placental stem cells as a treatment for the paralysis associated with spina bifida and how it advances the groundbreaking work of the Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS).

In the video she discusses the improvements that resulted from the initial fetal surgeries, including a reduction in the need for shunts.  She now believes that with the latest breakthroughs involving fetal surgery and stem cells that the paralysis associated with spina bifida will be cured in her lifetime.

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