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Autism Treatment is “Truly Amazing”

Families living with autism have welcomed life-changing news this week. 30 children with the developmental disorder have been successfully treated with their own umbilical cord blood in the world’s first randomised, double-blinded, placebo-tested crossover study. Parents welcome cord blood autism treatment Not only was the treatment for autism proven to be safe, but parents and doctors noted […]

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Tessa Jowell calls for innovative cancer treatments

This week Labour peer and former culture secretary Tessa Jowell will make a speech in the House of Lords calling for patients to be allowed to trial experimental and innovative cancer treatments, such as stem cell therapy. When Baroness Jowell was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, the tumour glioblastoma, she imagined that […]

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Umbilical Stem Cells to Improve Stroke Recovery

Stroke affects around 150, 000 people in the UK and is the third most common cause of death. It is the equivalent of a Boeing 747 fully laden, crashing, killing everybody onboard every single week. (Professor Pankaj Sharma, Consultant Neurologist at University of London, Imperial College and The London Clinic) But strokes are not always […]

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2019 Reasons to Bank on Cord Blood

2019 reasons to bank cord blood? That may sound like a lot, but it’s really very few. Over 40,000 umbilical cord blood stem cell treatments have now been performed worldwide. That means that 40,000 people, the majority of them children, have had their lives saved or enhanced by something that we routinely throw in the bin: […]

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Cord blood used to ‘switch off’ type 1 diabetes

Australian toddler Lucy Hinchion is already a medical pioneer. Aged just 20 months, Lucy became the youngest ever recipient of an infusion of her own umbilical cord blood cells to “switch off” type 1 diabetes. How can cord blood treat type 1 diabetes? Cord blood is rich in regulatory T cells, which keep the immune […]

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How to care for baby’s umbilical cord stump

Taking care of your newborn baby’s umbilical cord stump is one of the first challenges of parenthood and can be a nerve-wracking experience. Here are 5 simple steps to help you keep your little one’s budding belly-button healthy and happy. Shortly after your baby’s birth, her umbilical cord will be clamped and cut 2-3 cm […]

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Watershed Moment for Autism and Cerebral Palsy Treatment

World Cord Blood Day 2017 could not have begun better, as news emerged that a successful clinical trial using privately stored cord blood stem cells to treat acquired neurological disorders has opened the door for many more children suffering from Autism and Cerebral Palsy. Duke University Medical Center has received permission to offer cord blood […]

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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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