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What Can Cord Blood Do?

Cord blood is special. It turns our babies into lifesavers and empowers families to fight disease. No wonder she looks so relaxed! Cord blood is a rich source of haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). HSCs are routinely used by the NHS to treat diseases of the blood and immune systems, like leukaemia and neuroblastoma. HSCs can cure […]

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Cord blood transplant joy for young boy

A 4 year old boy with a rare disease, Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS) that is characterised by eczema, low platelet count and immune deficiency has been successfully treated with an unrelated cord blood transplant and 14 months post-transplant he is now free of eczema and bleeding episodes. This case suggests that unrelated cord blood transplants may […]

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Study Showing How Stem Cells Slow Aging May Lead to New Heart Failure Treatments

A new study published in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine demonstrates how mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) not only protect the heart from further damage after a cardiac incident but can actually slow down its aging process, too. “This study is important as it suggests an alternative approach for treating heart failure in elderly patients,” said Yanjie […]

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Researchers Create Model of Early Human Heart Development from Stem Cells

Breakthrough results in early human heart development from stem cells have been achieved by the scientists at the University of California, Berkeley in association with researchers at the Gladstone Institute. The results of the experiment have been published in the Journal of Nature Communications. A template for growing beating cardiac tissue from stem cells has […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo injury: Real Madrid forward to undergo stem cell treatment before Champions League second leg

Cristiano Ronaldo will undergo stem cell treatment as he attempts to recover from a thigh injury in time to face Manchester City. The Real Madrid forward was not included in the matchday squad for Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final first leg at the Etihad Stadium, which ended in a 0-0 draw. Zinedine Zidane’s side looked blunt in attack without […]

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Can stem cell therapy really treat multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferer Eric Thompson was able to rise from his wheelchair and walk just days after treatment with haematopoietic stem cells, according to a recent Daily Mail article. Unable to receive this aggressive treatment through the NHS, Thompson and his family raised £40,000 to undergo the treatment in Mexico. The treatment Thompson received is called […]

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Save the Cord Founder and Executive Director Charis Ober Introduces World Cord Blood Day 2017

Charis hadn’t heard of #cordblood until her son was born. She was so inspired that she set up @SaveTheCord  #WCBD17 http://ow.ly/kVvZ30eLBE3 Kate SneddonBSc (Hons) Microbiology Chief Executive Officer | Biovault Family Biovault Family CEO, Kate Sneddon, joined Biovault in July 2009 and became Chief Executive Officer in 2016. As health industry professional her experience includes working as a […]

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Childhood Memories, Shared by Biovault Family Readers

We have been totally overwhelmed by the positive response to our competition to win one of ten pairs of tickets to The Baby Show this May 2018 at Birmingham’s NEC and are thrilled to have the Biovault Bear announce the winners on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram today. Hundreds of you have put your hands up […]

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A new study has revealed how stem cells work to improve lung function in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)

ARDS is a life-threatening condition in which the efficiency of the lungs is severely reduced. It is caused by damage to the capillary wall either from illness or a physical injury, such as major trauma. The researchers investigated whether stem cells can affect the stimulation of the macrophages and promote the state in which they […]

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