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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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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Birthing New Skin with Umbilical Cord Stem Cells

Dr. Phan Toan Thang sees “magic” in cord tissue stem cells. The chief scientist’s passion for healing wounds led him to discover a way to create skin cells quickly and in large quantities by using the lining from umbilical cords. Instead of using the limited amount of skin on a patient’s body to help heal …

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Stem Cells in Umbilical Cord to treat Eczema

A new clinical trial conducted by Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital and Seoul National University found that the stem cells in umbilical cords (mesenchymal stem cells, or MSCs) could be used as a treatment for eczema. Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a condition that results in dry, itchy red rashes on the skin and …

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