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Stem cell therapies and severe Covid – A fascinating discovery

Chemistry graduate and Ph.D student Michael Greenwood has written a fascinating article about recent clinical trials into stem cell therapies which could help treat severe Covid. Thanks to him and to News-Medical.net for publishing the article, which we’ve translated into plain English for you.  Dangerous immune responses to severe Covid Severe Covid messes with the […]

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How stem cell treatments help ease Muscular Dystrophy

Compassionate-use experiments have revealed an extraordinary result. It looks like stem cell treatments may provide a way to ease muscular dystrophy (MD). While stem cells can’t cure the condition, their proven properties could help the symptoms. What is ‘compassionate use’ in drug testing?  ‘Compassionate use’ means making a new, unapproved drug available to a seriously […]

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Celebrating National Breastfeeding Month

Did you know that almost 68% of women in the UK start breastfeeding, but just 48% carry on for more than 6-8 weeks? At the same time the WHO recommends six full months of breast feeding.  Breast feeding doesn’t always come naturally and many women just can’t manage it for a variety of reasons. If that’s you, there’s […]

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Significant benefit of cord blood therapy for cerebral palsy

The latest issue of the Parent’s Guide To Cord Blood Foundation® newsletter included information about a study published in November 2020 on cell therapy for cerebral plays [1]. The study concludes that there is a significant benefit for cord blood therapy for cerebral palsy. It also confirms that there is a major trend in cord […]

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Umbilical cord stem cells could improve survival chances for patients with Covid

A new study suggests umbilical cord stem cells found in the cord of new born babies implanted into Covid patients could improve survival chances.  The study was carried out in the USA by scientists at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where researchers have reported a 91 per cent survival rate in seriously […]

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Healing the heart of baby Thorben

Joanne and Kjell Olsen’s son Thorben was born with a serious heart defect. Now a fully healthy four month old baby, Joanne describes what it was like finding out how her son would die if he didn’t have major heart surgery, and how her medical research led her to safe guarding his future with umbilical […]

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New Cell Therapy Trial Launches for Patients with Severe COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration to start a small clinical trial using stem cells against COVID-19. The trial will evaluate the use of umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells to address the symptoms of life-threatening lung inflammation suffered by people with the severe […]

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Stem cells – can they suppress the global threat of Covid-19?

The new coronavirus (Covid-19) is spreading fast and the World Health Organization declared a pandemic last week. It first emerged in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019 and the source is believed to be a “wet market” which sold both dead and live animals including fish and birds.  Such markets pose a heightened risk of […]

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Covid 19? What it means for mums-to-be

None of us has seen anything like the coronavirus pandemic before. We are facing the worst public health crisis in a generation, and the virus is quickly affecting just about every aspect of people’s lives, including the birth of our children. Understandably, many mums-to-be are asking if the Covid19 can be passed to the baby […]

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