Repairing Cleft Palate With Cord Blood Stem Cells

Doctors in Columbia recently performed a procedure using Cord Blood stem cells to treat cleft lip and palate in a 5-month old baby. Although still in the experimental stage, these stem cells have the potential to lead to a therapy that can treat this genetic condition without traditional surgery which can lead to complications later …

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Treating Autism With Cord Blood Therapy

Apratim Dey Singah of Kolkata, India was 18 months of age when his parents noticed his communication skills were not progressing compared to the other children his age. Apratim’s birth was a month premature and he was diagnosed having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism can be characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech …

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Umbilical Cord Blood Helping Children with Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a life-long congenital disorder that affects body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture and balance. Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the developing brain either during pregnancy or shortly after birth. In a phase II trial, Duke University Medical Center researched the use of stem cells derived from …

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Advanced Cell Therapy Rapid Growth

Advanced Cell Therapy is defined as “all therapies in which cells are more than minimally manipulated”, for the treatment of a variety of diseases. Data shows that the number of cell therapies from 2016 – 2017 is rapidly growing.  In 2016, the number of trials registered was 582 worldwide. We are only in the first …

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How long can cord blood be stored?

This common question comes up often when researching cord blood banking. Why do some banks only offer, 18, 20 or 25 years when other banks offer lifetime banking? Here’s what we know: Cord blood is rich in hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). These cord blood stem cells produce the cellular ingredients necessary for the blood and …

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Hopeful Cord Blood Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Our central nervous system is covered in myelin, a “fatty white substance” that surrounds and protects the nerve fibers that are responsible for transmitting information to the brain, …

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Sydney toddler Lucy Hinchion the youngest person to receive blood infusion from own umbilical cord

This article was originally posted by Rose Brennan, Health Reporter, at The Daily Telegraph  A SYDNEY toddler has become the youngest person in the world to receive an infusion of her own umbilical cord blood in the hope of preventing diabetes. Since Lucy Hinchion’s birth, doctors routinely tested the 20-month-old’s blood for an antibody indicating …

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Cord Tissue Stem Cells Used for Autism Clinical Trial

In honor of Autism Awareness Month (April), Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood® recently published an article regarding Duke University’s Medical Center, which has established a research program dedicated to stem cell therapy for autism. Starting in May 2017 this trial will be a Phase 1 study of 12 children who will receive Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) …

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