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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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Important Trials Underway Using Stem Cell Technology to Try and Find a Cure for Coronavirus

Could stem cell technology be used in the treatment of people critically ill with the coronavirus? Science and Technology Daily has reported that Chinese researchers are currently studying this. Four Covid-19 patients who received stem cell treatment while in a serious condition have been discharged from hospital in China after recovering, Science and Technology Daily […]

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Born with a broken heart, and the cord blood to fix it

Congenital heart defects can now be treated using the child’s own umbilical cord blood instead of donor blood in newborn heart surgery, improving outcomes for babies and reducing anxiety in expectant parents. How can you get rid of a child that you feel inside yourself every second, listen to its movements and already love more […]

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Cord blood funding for blood cancer patients

Biovault Family is partnering with blood cancer research charity, Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK (LMRUK) who have launched a bespoke part-funded service to support families who wish to store their child’s cord blood stem cells for health reasons. To coincide with World Cord Blood Day (15th November), Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK, a UK Charity […]

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Cord blood restores neurological health after drowning & coma

In 2009 Aleksandr and Nadezhda were enjoying life with their 2-year-old daughter Sofia and anticipating the birth of their second baby. Then everything changed. On one tragic day in February Sofia fell through ice, drowning in the freezing cold water and unable to breathe for more than half an hour. Drowning has heartbreaking consequences for […]

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Meet the cord blood hero raising money for Jeans for Genes Day

After a devastating journey, Charlie’s mum describes how it felt to find out that her son may have leukaemia, only to discover he had a far more rare condition. Fanconi’s anaemia has only one cure – stem cells, without which her son would die. Mercifully, Charlie was treated with umbilical cord blood stem cells donated […]

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How can stem cells improve Michael Schumacher’s condition?

Nearly six years after Michael Schumacher had the skiing accident that changed his life, stem cells could be used to treat the F1 champion’s brain injuries. According to quotes in Le Parisien, a member of staff at a Paris hospital treating the Formula 1 legend said he is awake after six years in a coma. Schumacher […]

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Stem cell therapy cures two-year-old of HLH

In a story reported internationally as a medical ‘breakthrough’, a pioneering stem cell treatment has”cured” a toddler after he was given weeks to live. Alex was born with haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), a rare autoimmune disease in which the body reacts “inappropriately to a trigger” He was being treated with an experimental drug at Great Ormond […]

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