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Stem Cells Show Promise in Stroke Recovery

In a pilot study at Imperial College London, stem cells taken from the bone marrow of five people who had recently had a stroke, were then infuse directly into damaged sections of the brain. Four out of the five patients suffered particularly severe strokes resulting in the loss of speech and paralysis down one side. […]

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Stem cell therapy for muscular dystrophy

OSAKA – Japanese researchers report taking their first steps toward possible stem-cell-based treatments for muscular dystrophy. A Kyoto University team and chemical company Asahi Kasei created skeletal muscle stem cells from induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells. These were injected into a leg of a mouse with muscular dystrophy. In the muscle there, researchers […]

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Umbilical cells to aid heart patients tested in Bristol

Children with heart problems could soon be treated with stem cells taken from their umbilical cord at birth. Researchers in Bristol have been given special funding from the British Heart Foundation to test the new method of repairing heart damage in young people. The BBC’s Laura Jones reports, see the video here Kate SneddonBSc (Hons) […]

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Micro heart muscle created from stem cells

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have invented a new way to create three-dimensional human heart tissue from stem cells. The tissue can be used to model disease and test drugs, and it opens the door for a precision medicine approach to treating heart disease. Although there are existing techniques to make three-dimensional tissues from heart […]

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What is Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD)?

Graft versus host disease (GVHD) is a complication that can develop after a person has had a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. In the disease, the host body comes under attack from the donated cells. Bone marrow and stem cell transplants involve the patient having high doses of chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Chemotherapy is used […]

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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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Discounts for NHS, Emergency Services and Armed Forces

Biovault Family is proud to support our NHS, Emergency Services and Armed Forces with reduced fees on our Biovault Family and Biovault Family Plus Products Blue Light Card provides those in the NHS, Emergency Services and Armed Forces with discounts both online and in-store. The Blue Light Card also allows small and large companies to […]

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