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Expectant grandparents – how to help safeguard your grandchild’s future health

Since we were born, technology has developed in an unbelievable way! Who would have thought twenty years ago that today a newborn baby’s umbilical cord blood might be saved as a sort of cellular insurance policy? When we were born the umbilical cord was just thrown away as useless. Since then it has been discovered […]

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Listen to mother: time to change NHS practice on umbilical cord-cutting

A recent article published in the Guardian raises the issue of early clamping and how the National Childbirth Trust,The Royal College of Midwives and the World Health Organisation as does The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists all think that the cord should be left for 2-5 minutes before clamping (unless the mother is at risk). […]

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Pioneering Research To Manufacture Cells From Umbilical Cord Blood

The University’s School of Mechanical and Manufacturing  Engineering has been awarded a £1.3 million research fellowship by the  Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to develop tools for the manufacture of large quantities of medically valuable cells from umbilical cord blood. Research Dr. Thomas, a Senior Lecturer in Biomanufacturing, who has been awarded the […]

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Stroke

Stem cells can now be used to help the brain to recover from some stroke trauma.

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Respiratory Conditions

Researchers have shown that stem cells could successfully replace the cells causing chronic lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Neurological Conditions

Cell replacement therapy is an exciting new treatment for neurological conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s disease, MS and stroke.

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Musculoskeletal Conditions

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can replace damaged tissue cells and are being trialled to help patients with conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis.

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Injuries & Accidents

Mesenchymal stem cells like those in cord tissue can transform into specific cell types such as bone, cartilage, muscle and ligament, accelerating healing following musculoskeletal injuries.

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Autoimmune Conditions

Cord blood stem cells can reduce abnormal immune system activity in conditions such as MS and diabetes, enhancing the lives of patients.

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