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Biovault Family CEO Wins Venus Inspirational Woman in STEMM Award

Kate Sneddon received the award at Venus’s glamorous Grand Ceremony for her work with umbilical cord stem cells Winners of the Devon & Cornwall 2019 Venus Awards were announced at a Grand Ceremony and Gala Dinner at the St Mellion International Resort, Plymouth on 29th March 2019. The Venus Awards – dubbed by Channel 4 […]

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Another young life enhanced with cord blood therapy

Wonderful news from Spain as stem cells are used to improve symptoms of cerebral palsy One of the greatest breakthroughs in regenerative medicine in the past few years has been the successful use of cord blood stem cells to improve the symptoms of children with cerebral palsy. This month we were thrilled to hear about Nerea, […]

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HIV & Stem Cell Therapy

Only two HIV sufferers in the world have been cleared of the virus, but the fact that both received the same treatment is cause for cautious celebration and suggests stem cell therapy could offer a lasting alternative to a lifetime of medication. The second person with HIV has been cleared of the virus after receiving […]

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Blood cancer: Is cord blood a better therapy than bone marrow?

A leading expert in the field has argued that cord blood may have advantages over the use of unrelated donor bone marrow in transplants in patients with blood cancers. Chairing a session about cord blood transplantation at the Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (TCT) 2019 conference, Juliet N. Barker, MD, Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Service, Memorial […]

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Cord blood matters to me: Ricky Martin

Business leader, biochemist and now father to newborn Alexander, Ricky Martin is a busy man. Yet the 2012 winner of The Apprentice always seems to have time for others.  When Ricky and his wife Gemma realised how few of their peers were familiar with the facts of stem cell therapy, they decided to share the […]

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Fatal childhood irritable bowel disease corrected with cord blood transplant

Zhao Jiaxin has become the first child in China to receive a cord blood transplant as a cure for a genetic form of irritable bowel disease that is often lethal to newborn babies.

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Fatal childhood irritable bowel disease corrected with cord blood transplant

This article first appeared on the Parents’ Guide to Cord Blood website with thanks to Zhai Xiao-Wen, MD PhD, Professor of Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, Children’s Hospital of Fudan University Zhao Jiaxin has become the first child in China to receive a cord blood transplant as a cure for a genetic form of irritable bowel […]

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9 years old and cancer-free thanks to life-saving umbilical cord stem cell transplant

Jenson has lived half his young life with cancer. Diagnosed with lymphoma aged 4 and then with leukaemia aged 7, it’s impossible to imagine how the Wright family must feel reading today’s news that their son is cancer-free. Just 6 weeks after completing 3 years of chemotherapy in October 2016, Jenson’s family learnt that cancer had […]

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Umbilical cells are used to treat an ever-expanding range of illnesses. If you haven’t been able to find the condition you are interested in, try using the search button at the top of the page.

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