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UF Health diabetes researchers discover a way to expand potent regulatory cells

For parents, storing their newborn baby’s umbilical cord blood is a way to preserve potentially lifesaving cells. Now, a group of University of Florida Health researchers has found a way to expand and preserve certain cord-blood cells as a potential treatment for Type 1 diabetes. The findings involve thymic regulatory T cells, a type of […]

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What Can Cord Blood Be Used For?

What can cord blood be used for? This is a great question and certainly not a new one. The healing power of cord blood has been recognised for centuries by cultures around the world. The potency of the idea that cord blood can regenerate and repair   comes from the symbolic value of cord blood […]

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Autism clinical trial

The latest clinical trial to explore the therapeutic potential of cord blood launched this month with a focus on autism. In recent years the number of children with autism has been rising, and no one knows why. A few months ago the Center for Disease Control and Prevention upgraded the prevalence of autism in children […]

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Stem cell treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee may help rebuild lost cartilage

Recent studies employing adult stem cells obtained from bone marrow and fat have been used in patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee. Results have indicated not only symptomatic improvement but also suggest that cartilage healing and regeneration may be taking place. According to Director, Dr. Nathan Wei of the Arthritis Treatment Center, “Osteoarthritis options […]

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Random stem cell donor helps child leukaemia patient

One-year-old leukemia patient Ana Elena’s 1 in 100 thousand chance of finding a stem cell donor, has become a reality. Her parents received the fantastic news on Friday – a perfect match for the Breda toddler has been found in the world donor bank. “I can not sleep for joy”, mother Carolina Borges told newspaper […]

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Regenerative Network International now offering Stem Cell therapy to help avoid hip or knee replacement

Regenerative Network International is now offering stem cell therapy to help avoid hip or knee replacement. The procedures are showing extreme effectiveness along with being nonsteroidal, low risk and outpatient. Hip and Knee replacement procedures should always be performed as an absolute last resort, since there are potential significant risks involved. With the excellent outcomes now being […]

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Stem cell treatment regenerates damaged heart tissue

A new stem cell treatment has reversed scarring in heart failure patients by 40 percent, and also improved recovery and survival, a small-scale trial has demonstrated. The treatment, which was developed by British regenerative medicine company Celixir, involved injecting adult stem cells into heart muscle during bypass surgery. Heart failure is often caused by heart attacks, which […]

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Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle Cell Disease Sickle cell disease is the name for a group of conditions that affect red blood cells. The most serious of these conditions is called sickle cell anaemia. Healthy red blood cells are disc-shaped, but in sickle cell disease, these cells have a crescent or “sickle” shape. Sickle-shaped cells are prone to clumping and […]

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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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