Healthy Living: Pigs Help Kids Fight NF1

Imagine doctors telling you that your child does not only have a genetic disease, but a disease that has no effective way to test for therapies or even predict how the disease may progress.

Now researchers at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, believe they have found a way to get these kids and their families the help they need.

Courtney Hunter explains in Healthy Living.

When symptoms do present itself with NF1, people are their own guinea pig to find a treatment that works, which can be time consuming.

People also have to endure side effects of the treatments that do not work. Having a pig mirror a person’s specific form of NF1 can narrow down the best treatments faster.

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