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A child’s own umbilical cord blood may ease cerebral palsy

A team at Duke may have landed on a new application for umbilical cord blood—to improve motor skills in children with cerebral palsy. In a phase 2 trial involving 63 children, Joanne Kurtzberg and her team gave patients an infusion of their own cord blood that had...

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Georgina’s Story: Cord Blood for Brother’s Brain Tumour

Georgina Russell from Preston, near Manchester in the UK, was four months pregnant when she received the terrible news that her older brother, Ashley, had a rare, slow-growing form of the brain tumour, glioblastoma. Determined to help her brother in any way possible,...

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Investment is in the blood for stem cell futurists

Where did you store your children's stem cells? I’m fairly certain that the vast majority of readers were not asked this question when they became parents. For now, stem cell treatments (hematopoietic cells, to be precise) are most likely to be used in the battle...

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