Baby Z

From the Good News department we've got this:

A MELBOURNE baby given no chance of survival has amazed doctors after being saved with one of the biggest long shots in medical history.


After three weeks looking for answers, biochemist Dr Rob Gianello found a research paper by German plant biologist Prof Gunther Schwarz describing how he had developed an experimental drug that was able to save mice with the disease in 2004.


Within hours of receiving her first daily dose of cPMP (cyclic pyranopterin monophosphate), tests showed Baby Z's sulphite levels immediately dropped from near 300 to below 100. Within three days they fell to the normal level of about 10.

While it does sound like she may suffer some permanent brain damage as a result, but congratulations are still definitely in order for Doctors Gianello and Veldman and Prof Schwarz.

Categories: Science
Date: 2009-11-04 23:03:53, 14 years and 256 days ago

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