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Watershed Moment for Autism and Cerebral Palsy Treatment

World Cord Blood Day 2017 could not have begun better, as news emerged that a successful clinical trial using privately stored cord blood stem cells to treat acquired neurological disorders has opened the door for many more children suffering from Autism and Cerebral Palsy. Duke University Medical Center has...

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Umbilical cord blood improves motor skills in some children with cerebral palsy

The NHS defines cerebral palsy as: “a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement and coordination, caused by a problem with the brain that occurs before, during or soon after birth.” Up until now, there has been no cure for cerebral palsy, but an exciting new study by leading...

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Cerebral Palsy treated with sibling’s cord blood

Cerebral Palsy is the most common cause of physical disability in children Now it is possible for children with cerebral palsy to be treated not only with their own umbilical cord blood stem cells but also with those from a sibling. It has been a decade since the first...

Could Umbilical Cord Blood Banking Save Your Baby’s Life? Inside the Pregnancy Phenomenon

Of all the goods and services available to expectant parents, biological insurance—as blood cord banking is often considered—would seem a no-brainer. Yet it’s an incredibly expensive undertaking whose most intriguing benefits are linked to medical breakthroughs that we are still waiting for. The blood in a placenta and umbilical...

Cerebral palsy treatment with cord blood stem cells

Iranian researchers at Royan Institute are currently working on a project for testing umbilical cord blood stem cells as a potential treatment for cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy, the most common physical disability in childhood, causes a wide range of physical symptoms, such as difficulties in walking and coordinating movements....

The boy who has NEVER hugged his parents: Brain damage left Jay, 5, unable to move – but a pioneering stem cell treatment could change his life

A five-year-old could soon be able to hug his mother for the first time when he becomes one of the first children in the world to undergo a pioneering stem cell treatment. Jay Shetty has been severely disabled since birth and suffers from cerebral palsy, meaning he has never...

Australia first: cord blood research may unlock future treatments for cerebral palsy

Australia’s first clinical trial of stem cell infusion from cord blood as a possible treatment for cerebral palsy (CP) is commencing in Melbourne. The safety trial, led by the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, will recruit patients nationally and take place at The Royal Children’s Hospital. Expected to take two...

Promising stem cell research

More families are opting to bank umbilical cord blood. It’s the blood that remains in a newborn’s umbilical cord after birth and is a rich source of stem cells. Katy Blanchette’s first of three children, son Patrick, was born with cerebral palsy. Followed by son Kellan, who was born...

Stem cell treatment shows signs of hope for boy

Three-year old James Habeck and his family have returned from a medical trip to Panama. His mother Melissa Habeck said they are noticing signs of improvement as a result of the stem cell treatment James received at the Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, Panama. Treatment is hoped to...

Adriana’s miraculous cord blood story

We’re so proud that cord blood stored here at Biovault is making a huge difference to a young Italian girl with Cerebral Palsy.  Find out how she is making a brave recovery with more than a little help from the cord blood cells banked by her parents with our...