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Cord blood treatments for Krabbe Disease

News that Illinois babies will “finally” be screened for Krabbe disease has been received with delight and relief all over the world. Krabbe disease can be treated with cord blood but is rarely diagnosed in time for treatment to be effective. For Natasha Spencer, mother of Krabbe disease sufferer Kenan, and passionate campaigner for newborn […]

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Umbilical cord blood improves motor skills in some children with cerebral palsy

The NHS defines cerebral palsy as: “a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement and coordination, caused by a problem with the brain that occurs before, during or soon after birth.” Up until now, there has been no cure for cerebral palsy, but an exciting new study by leading stem cell scientists at Duke University, […]

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10 cord blood facts every new parent should know

As more and more parents discover the healing properties of cord blood, delayed cord clamping and placenta encapsulation have become hot topics, sometimes eclipsing the important message that cord blood stem cells save lives. So what should you know about umbilical cord blood? 10 cord blood facts every new parent should know: Cord blood is a […]

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Cord blood banking matters to me: Georgina, Ashley and Charley

Georgina Russell knew that the blood in her baby’s placenta and umbilical cord were nutritious, but she never suspected that it would become so precious to her whole family. Living with glioblastoma Georgina was four months pregnant when she received the terrible news that her older brother, Ashley, had a rare, slow-growing form of the […]

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Welcome to Our World: World Cord Blood Day 2017

Biovault Family will open its laboratory doors to celebrate World Cord Blood Day We will be welcoming visitors to our Plymouth laboratories this November to celebrate the inaugural World Cord Blood Day. On 15th November events will be taking place all over the world, from Geneva to Jerusalem, Singapore to Seattle, to promote awareness of […]

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NEUTROPENIA

This study could be life-changing for cancer survivors. Cord blood stem cells have now been shown to reduce neutropenia after chemotherapy, lowering the risk of infection in patients receiving chemo. WHAT IS NEUTROPENIA? Sufferers of neutropenia have low levels of neutrophils. These are a type of white blood cell that fights infection by destroying harmful […]

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Hodgkin lymphoma made visible by London installation

Make Blood Cancer Visible is an installation by Paul Cocksedge that gathers 104 three-dimensional letterform sculptures forming a typographic forest of names. The installation represents the 104 individuals that are diagnosed with blood cancer every day,1 raising awareness and shining a light on their experiences by exposing their individual stories. One story is Ellie’s. Ellie was […]

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Wound healing improved with umbilical cord stem cell treatment, new study shows

Parents tend to little wounds like this every day, but what if something more serious happens?   An exciting new study has shown that the stem cells in a baby’s umbilical cord can be used to repair and rejuvenate skin, improving healing times and patient outcomes.   This means that if you have stored your […]

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Could stem cells cure Parkinson’s disease?

Around one in 500 people are affected by Parkinson’s disease, which means there are an estimated 127,000 people in the UK with the condition. Most people with Parkinson’s start to develop symptoms when they are over 50, although one in 20 people with the condition first experience symptoms when they are under 40. Men are […]

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