Stem cells are daily circulating around the World
“In order to find a match, over 40% of the unrelated stem cell transplants involve a donor in a country different from that of the patient, illustrating the unity of humanity beyond national boundaries. Therefore international collaboration is crucial.”
New partnership signals better access to life-saving stem cell treatment for patients
“NHS patients with diseases such as leukaemia, lymphoma and sickle-cell anaemia are to benefit from better access to potentially life-saving stem cell therapy thanks to a new multifaceted partnership announced today”.
Researchers investigate umbilical cord blood stem cells for traumatic brain injury in children.
“The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has begun enrollment for the first Phase I safety study approved by the Food and Drug Administration to investigate the use of a child's own umbilical cord blood stem cells for traumatic brain injury in children”.
Cord Blood Stem Cell Treatment for Cerebral Palsy in Clinical Trial.
“Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia have begun the first full scale clinical trial to test if stem cells from a child’s own umbilical cord (autologous) can help treat Cerebral Palsy”.
Human umbilical cord blood cells found to enhance survival and maturation of key brain cells.
“Laboratory culture (in vitro) studies examining the activity of human umbilical cord blood cells (HUCB) on experimental models of central nervous system aging, injury and disease, have shown that HUCBs provide a 'trophic effect' (nutritional effect) that enhances survival and maturation of hippocampal neurons harvested from both young and old laboratory animals”.
Umbilical Cord Cells May Treat Arthritis, Studies Suggest.
“Animal and in vitro experiments have shown that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) taken from umbilical cord blood can suppress inflammation and attenuate collagen-induced arthritis”.