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Cord Blood Stem Cells Market Will Hit US$15 Billion By 2015


According to the report “Cord Blood Stem Cells: A Global Market Overview” available at http://www.reportbuyer.com/go/INX00004 umbilical cord and placenta, once considered medical waste have emerged to be a valuable source of stem cells. The cord blood stem cells show the potential to treat fatal diseases such as leukemia, cardiac attacks and debilitating diseases including Alzheimer’s [...]

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Cord Blood Treatment For Cerebral Palsy


A story about a young girl with cerebral palsy in Colorado, who was treated with stem cell from her own cord blood, has been making headlines lately – with good reason. The treatments were successful. Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, a professor of pediatrics and pathology at Duke University, was conducting a study where children with cerebral [...]

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CordLife Looks to India as a Stem Cell Market


In Kolkata, a top official said that one of the leading stem cell banking groups in the Asia Pacific region, CordLife, is targeting an expansion of its business into China and India. “We’re looking at India and China as two big markets in terms of our stem cell business in the Asia Pacific region – keeping [...]

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Cord Blood Reduces Risk of Leukemia Recurrence


New information from a research study conducted at the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota shows that patients who have acute leukemia and are transplanted with two units of umbilical cord blood have significantly reduced risk of the disease returning. “We believe our finding provides evidence that using two units of UCB for [...]

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Cord Blood Transplant Effective in Stroke Treatment


Umbilical cord blood transplants have shown good results in the treatment of strokes, spinal cord injuries and brain injuries, according to trials conducted on animals recently by the Chi Mei Medical Center in Tainan County. This would indicate that umbilical cord blood transplants may have even broader applications than they are now known for. Chen [...]

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New Studies Using Cord Blood For Cancer Treatment


The University of Pittsburgh’s Cancer Institute and Allegheny General Hospital’s heart center are starting to sign up patients for test studies that will significantly increase research studies. The University has joined a group of cancer centers in Europe and Israel for a study assessing the safety and success of using a derivative of umbilical stem [...]

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Catholic Archbishop Encourages Cord Blood Donation


Archbishop Peter Smith encouraged increased cord blood donation as the focus for World Blood Donor Day. Cord blood is rich in stem cells and is already being used to treat many different diseases including leukemia and sickle cell anemia to name a few. Umbilical cord blood can be extracted in a simple, safe procedure from [...]

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Stem Cells For Autism Treatment


The mother of a Bayport, New York girl reached out to President Obama to make stem cell therapy available in America after her daughter’s successful treatment in Germany at the XCell-Center in January 2009. For Judy DiCorcia, it took a leap of faith to take her 10-year-old daughter, Lauren, to Germany for stem cell therapy. [...]

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Could Cord Blood Cure Diabetes?


Scientists have recently become more invested in learning how the stem cells in cord blood copy the cells needed for the production of insulin, and studies are being done to see how this new information can assist with the development of a cure for diabetes. According to many, they are as close as five years [...]

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Stem Cell Therapy For Brain Injury


From Bangalore, India comes the first successful stem cell therapy for traumatic brain injury in the country. Bone marrow was transplanted directly into the brain of a woman suffering from diffuse axonal brain injury, which is a severe form of brain injury where the patient remains unconscious for a variable period. In this case, she [...]

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