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Legendary Researcher Aims to Break New Ground

Legendary Researcher Aims to Break New Ground

Cord blood stem cell transplants have saved the lives of countless children—more than 40,000—because of a discovery made at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) in the 1980s, but like most science, it’s not perfect. However, the discovery-maker himself, Dr....

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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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