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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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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