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Stem cell therapy offers a new hope to repair brain damage in newborns

A stroke is more commonly associated with the elderly. However, when newborn baby Tom’s (not his real name) left arm and leg began shaking rhythmically, an MRI scan revealed he had suffered a severe stroke. About one in 5,000 newborns have a stroke and it usually happens the first few days after they are born. […]

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Can Type 1 diabetes be cured with stem cells?

It’s good to know that stem cell therapy holds great potential for curing patients with Type 1 diabetes. As experts in the collection and storage of umbilical cord blood, we’re fascinated by the research. Let’s take a look at the details behind this exciting discovery.  How many people are suffering from diabetes worldwide? According to […]

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Can stem cells be used to treat autism?

April is Autism Awareness Month. So can autism be treated with stem cells? Let’s take a look at the research.  What is autism? Autism isn’t an illness. People with the condition can live a full and enjoyable life and the experience is different for everyone. Autistic people often act in a different way to others. […]

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Meet Kate Sneddon – World leader in stem cells

Since 2004, Biovault Family has collected, processed and released cord blood stem cells to treat leukaemia, neuroblastoma, sickle cell disease, cerebral palsy and more. Stem cell therapy could ultimately treat a huge range of conditions including Alzheimer’s, hearing loss, and even spinal cord injury. Biovault is the only UK cord blood bank working in partnership […]

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Umbilical cord blood transplant cures a woman of HIV 

More than 40 years after the HIV virus was first encountered researchers are still fighting to develop ways to cure HIV, including a range of potential gene therapies. Now one New York woman has been cured of HIV, which remains one of humanity’s most ‘resilient’ viruses.  HIV AIDS arrived in the late ‘70s. By the […]

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How is umbilical cord blood used to treat blood cancers?

Did you know umbilical cord blood is being used to treat a number of cancers of the blood? And did you know you can collect and store the cord blood from your newborn to use in potentially life-saving treatments as they get older? This article explores how umbilical cord blood is used to treat blood […]

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What can cord blood be used for?

Imagine this. Your toddler has been diagnosed with leukaemia. They need a bone marrow transplant, but there isn’t a matching adult donor. They may die. Thankfully life-saving umbilical cord blood from stem cells, donated by an anonymous mum and her newborn baby, save your little one’s life.  It’s a true story.  If you’ve ever asked […]

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Can stem cell therapy be used in stroke treatment?

Did you know stem cell therapy may be able to help stroke victims? While stem cells are still being used in clinical trials, there is early evidence that stem cell therapy enhances recovery from a stroke. Here’s some expert insight into stroke treatment, including an exploration of how mesenchymal cells taken from the umbilical cord […]

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Umbilical Cord Blood: How long can UCB stem cells be stored?

By Michael Bardetti-Nixon BSc. LIBMS, Biovault Technical Ltd., Technical Manager / Persons Designate If you are already considering storing your eagerly awaited baby’s cord blood, the next question is, how long for? Does it expire? Biovault offer a range of storage terms. Arrangements can always be made at the end of the term, but what’s […]

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