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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Cord Tissue Treatment Trials for Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the most common cause of vision loss in people over 55. This disease causes “light-sensitive cells in the center of the retina to degrade, leading to loss of central vision and the ability to read, drive and recognize faces.” In a phase 2 clinical trial at UIC College of Medicine they are evaluating the use …

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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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