Login

Lung cancer stem cell therapy to be trialled in UK

Article from The Guardian, 2015 British patients will be the first in the world to receive a pioneering cell therapy that scientists hope will transform the treatment of lung cancer. The treatment uses stem cells taken from bone marrow that have been genetically modified to find and destroy cancer cells. If successful, the treatment would […]

Read Article

Adriana’s miraculous cord blood story

We’re so proud that cord blood stored here at Biovault is making a huge difference to a young Italian girl with Cerebral Palsy.  Find out how she is making a brave recovery with more than a little help from the cord blood cells banked by her parents with our partner SmartBank. Adriana’s parents, just like […]

Read Article

Cord blood banking matters to me: Gina Mellotte

Professional Voiceover Artist Gina Mellotte recently gave birth to her first child, a baby girl.  Before she gave birth she decided that cord blood banking was something she wanted to do.  Here’s what she had to say: When did you first hear about cord blood banking? During our antenatal class. I just thought “This is […]

Read Article

Stem cells used to treat secondary progressive patients with MS in clinical trial

A phase 2 clinical study from an international group of research centers compared head-to-head autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) and mitoxantrone in treating patients with secondary progressive or relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. The findings showed that MRI-detected brain lesions were reduced by 79% in patients undergoing AHSCT compared to patients treated with mitoxantrone. “Intense immunosuppression […]

Read Article

Cord blood banking matters to me: Natalie Pinkham

You may know Natalie as Sky Sports F1 presenter. We know her as a woman expecting her first child, and now as mum of Wilfred. When we first met Natalie, she was already interested in preserving her child’s umbilical stem cells – the question was, which UK bank was best for her family. We were […]

Read Article

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for MS Patients

A preliminary Northwestern Medicine study suggests that nonmyeloablative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation may reverse disability and improve quality of life for patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is an immune-mediated disorder of the central nervous system often arising in young adulthood. It damages the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing symptoms […]

Read Article

Stem cell injection could offer alternative to hip replacement

A pioneering stem cell treatment could avoid thousands of hip replacements – by helping patients ‘regrow’ damaged bone. Five NHS hospitals will trial the jabs, which doctors claim can regenerate damaged tissue after just one injection.  A leading specialist says it has the potential to be ‘life-changing’ for those with bone disease avascular necrosis (AVN). […]

Read Article

Spanish hospital uses stem cells to fix heart attack damage

For the first time in medical history, a hospital in Madrid has successfully treated seven patients who recently suffered heart attacks by using stem cells from donors, according to the hospital’s statement. “Seven patients have already been operated on and they have progressed very well despite having suffered serious damage to their heart tissue,” the […]

Read Article

An interview with the founder of the Prenatal Classroom

We’ve been working closely with Dr Anastasia Alcock who founded the Prenatal Classroom to provide comprehensive, evidence-based information and support for pregnant women. Here are her views on the challenges facing first-time mums, growing a business and why awareness of cord blood should be higher. 1. Anastasia, what sparked your idea to set up the […]

Read Article