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Save the Cord Founder and Executive Director Charis Ober Introduces World Cord Blood Day 2017

Charis hadn’t heard of #cordblood until her son was born. She was so inspired that she set up @SaveTheCord  #WCBD17

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Leukaemia and cord blood transplantation

Keegan’s story Keegan Doheney was just 2 years old when he was diagnosed with leukaemia. Fortunately, Keegan’s doctors were able to get the leukaemia into remission, but his parents knew that there was always a chance of a relapse. Keegan’s mum, Wendy, found out about cord blood banking when she was pregnant with her second […]

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Can I Delay Cord Clamping and Bank Umbilical Cord Blood?

Delayed cord clamping has been linked to health benefits for both mother and baby. But what does this mean for umbilical cord blood collection and transplantation? Is it possible to enjoy the best of both worlds? Stem Cell Scientists from Biovault and University College London, as well as the Parents’ Guide to Cord Blood Foundation, believe that it is. Here […]

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Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle Cell Disease Sickle cell disease is the name for a group of conditions that affect red blood cells. The most serious of these conditions is called sickle cell anaemia. Healthy red blood cells are disc-shaped, but in sickle cell disease, these cells have a crescent or “sickle” shape. Sickle-shaped cells are prone to clumping and […]

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Cord blood stem cell trial finds improvements in autism symptoms

Parents of 25 children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) report that their children showed reduced signs of ASD after a recent stem cell treatment. The children received infusions of their own stem cells from banked umbilical cord blood as part of a clinical trial. ASD-related behaviour reduction The children (aged between two and five years)  had no apparent lasting adverse effects […]

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UF Health diabetes researchers discover a way to expand potent regulatory cells

For parents, storing their newborn baby’s umbilical cord blood is a way to preserve potentially lifesaving cells. Now, a group of University of Florida Health researchers has found a way to expand and preserve certain cord-blood cells as a potential treatment for Type 1 diabetes. The findings involve thymic regulatory T cells, a type of […]

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Cellular-Based Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease of the joints for which pain management is the most common treatment. Researchers are investigating using bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) as a cellular-based method of regenerating damaged tissue and treating osteoarthritis. Patients with osteoarthritis (OA) suffer from painful inflammation in their joints and a slow deterioration of articular cartilage. […]

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Stem Cell Therapies for Degenerative Disc Disease

Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy, also known as regenerative medicine therapy, is emerging as a promising treatment for degenerative disc disease (DDD). Wenchun Qu, MD, PhD, from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, reviewed the pathophysiology of DDD and advances in MSC preparation techniques at the American Academy of Pain Medicine 33rd Annual Meeting in Orlando, […]

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Longeveron Achieves Milestone in Groundbreaking Stem Cell Trial for Alzheimer’s Disease

Longeveron, a leading stem cell research company focused on biological solutions for age-associated diseases, announced today the successful completion of enrollment in the first phase of its clinical research trial of Longeveron allogeneic human mesenchymal stem cells (LMSCs®) to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The fifth and final patient needed for the initial safety “run-in” phase was […]

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