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Stem Cell Transplant Cured Thalassemia

Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body makes too much hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The disorder results in excessive destruction of red blood cells and anemia. Severe thalassemia can cause early death due to heart failure a. Frequent blood transfusions with therapy to remove iron from [...]

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Advantages of Cord Blood Transfusions and Storage

Cord blood banks cryogenically freeze the blood from the umbilical cord for possible future use against diseases developed by members of your family. A great number of serious medical conditions can already be successfully treated by this umbilical cord blood, and it is predicted that many more conditions will be be able to be cured [...]

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Curing Blindness With Stem Cell Contact Lenses

Three patients have had their sight restored in less than a month by contact lenses cultured with stem cells. All three patients were blind in one eye. The medical researchers performing the experimental procedure extracted stem cells from their working eyes, cultured them in contact lenses for 10 days, and gave them to the patients. [...]

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Stem Cell Treatment Repairing Damaged Retina

Researchers from the University of Louisville claim to have reached a point in their studies that show by successfully generating new cells in retina, stem cells can restore damage retinal tissue. These incredible findings are a huge step toward helping people who experience vision loss and blindness as a result of age-related macular degeneration and [...]

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Stem Cell Treatment For ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease Proven Effective

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often called “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. As motor neurons degenerate, they can no longer send the impulses to the muscle fibers that would usually result in muscle movement. Approximately 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed [...]

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Are Umbilical Cord Blood Transplants Safe?

During the last decade over 4000 umbilical cord blood transplants have been performed around the world. The interest in this mode of transplant has grown as well, as cord blood transplants are an alternative for treating cancer and serious diseases. A Cord blood transplant carries with it as much risk as a bone marrow or [...]

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Blood Cord Banks: Understanding Cord Blood Stem Cells

There has been plenty of news coverage and controversy about the excellent impacts that current research on cord blood stem cells is having on the the possibility of cures for a number of terminal diseases. Why are stem cells important? Stem cells have a great level of plasticity which means they can generate and regenerate [...]

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Advantages Of Cord Blood Stem Cell Transplantation

Over 45,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in Canada and the United States every year, and the treatment often requires a bone marrow or peripheral blood cell transplant. A growing, alternative source is available through cord blood banks, which collect stem cells from donated umbilical cord blood. The potential advantages of cord blood stem cell [...]

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AMD Stem Cell Treatment

Stem cell research looks to cure age-related macular degeneration (AMD), increasing the pharmaceutical industry’s growing confidence in the medical potential of stem cells. The prospect of using embryonic stem cells to treat the most common cause of blindness in humans has moved closer after a major investment was made into research from the world’s largest [...]

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Stem Cell Therapy Could Cure AMD Blindess Within the Decade

Scientists in Britain have developed the world’s first stem cell therapy to cure the most common cause of blindness. The treatment will tackle age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness.  Many respected surgeons are predicting that it will become a routine, one-hour procedure that will be generally available in six or seven [...]

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