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Faster detection of leukaemia

Faster detection of leukaemia

A key part of diagnosing blood cancers is done by detecting abnormal chromosomes inside leukaemia cells. Now a new technique, pioneered by Wendy Erber, Kathy Fuller and Henry Hui from the University of Western Australia, will allow these diagnoses to be made more...

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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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