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Born with a broken heart, and the cord blood to fix it

Congenital heart defects can now be treated using the child’s own umbilical cord blood instead of donor blood in newborn heart surgery, improving outcomes for babies and reducing anxiety in expectant parents. How can you get rid of a child that you feel inside yourself every second, listen to its movements and already love more […]

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Rafael Nadal to have stem cell treatment on injured back

Rafael Nadal is to receive stem cell treatment on his ailing back in Barcelona next week. The doctor of the 14-times grand slam winner said on Monday: “We are going to put cells in a joint in his spine.” He said that stem cells were recently extracted from Nadal for a cultivation process. “When we […]

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Stem cells successfully treat severe burns

A new article in Stem Cell Research & Therapy confirms that stem cells like those found in the umbilical cord are “safe”, “effective” and have “great treatment potential” for large non-healing burns wounds. Wound healing is the most important determinant of post-burn survival. For decades, allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been suggested as a […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease: umbilical stem cells can protect neurons

A new paper published in Stem Cell Research & Therapy reveals that stem cells from the umbilical cord can protect neurons in the human brain. This adds to a growing body of evidence showing that umbilical stem cells have the potential to treating and preventing neurological injury and diseases such as Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. […]

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Stem Cells for Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury & Paralysis

Spinal Cord Injury & Paralysis Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) changes people’s lives in an instant. Perhaps the most shocking of these injuries affect people who are highly active and in good physical health. Chris Barr is such a person. A passionate surfer, Chris’s first response when told he had been paralysed was to ask […]

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Cord blood funding for blood cancer patients

Biovault Family is partnering with blood cancer research charity, Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK (LMRUK) who have launched a bespoke part-funded service to support families who wish to store their child’s cord blood stem cells for health reasons. To coincide with World Cord Blood Day (15th November), Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK, a UK Charity […]

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“Simply put, cord blood saves lives and we need to preserve it.” Key messages of World Cord Blood Day 2019

With these words, Charis Ober, executive director of Save the Cord Foundation welcomed expectant parents, healthcare professionals, scientists and the general public to World Cord Blood Day 2019. World Cord Blood Day (#WCBD) is dedicated to advancing cord blood awareness and education around the world. Parents were invited to join a virtual lab tour and […]

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Making the most of umbilical cord blood

Scientists can now multiply, or ‘expand’ the stem cells in cord blood, offering the best regenerative treatment for blood cancer yet. A paper published in The Lancet this week may transform the way blood cancer is treated, greatly improving patient outcomes. Why isn’t cord blood used for more stem cell transplants? More than 100,000 patients […]

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MS Treatments – Stem Cells Stop the Disease in its Tracks

Treatment with umbilical cord stem cells is safe and “leads to sustained improvements in disability and brain lesions of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients”, according to clinical trials. With more medicines available than ever before and even tentative talk of a cure for multiple sclerosis, a defiant new generation is spreading the message: “I might have MS, […]

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