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Cord blood therapy – the hope for Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental neurological condition that impedes an individual’s ability to communicate effectively and form relationships. Autism affects an estimated one in 59 children – occurring more often in boys – and results in developmental regression through a loss of skills and abilities. As a spectrum disorder, symptoms are broad and…

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Indications for Utilization of Stored Umbilical Cord Blood

Introduction Since the first umbilical cord blood transplantation in 1988 for Fanconi’s anemia (1), umbilical cord blood has become a safe and dependable alternative donor graft source for use in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Approximately 10% of alternative donor grafts for adult hematopoietic cell transplants are umbilical cord blood.(2) Umbilical cord blood has many advantages…

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Prevalence of Medical Conditions Potentially Amenable to Cellular Therapy among Families Privately Storing Umbilical Cord Blood.

Introduction Until recently umbilical cord blood was considered medical waste. Little is known about the prevalence of conditions potentially amenable to cellular therapy among families storing umbilical cord blood in private cord blood banks. This is the first cross-sectional study of disease prevalence among families with stored umbilical cord blood (UCB) at a private cord…

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The Regenerative Revolution: Cell-based therapies and the investment in the biomedical revolution

“Regenerative medicine and cell-based therapies are profoundly impacting our world. This biomedical revolution will have as great a societal impact as the development of the Internet and human flight.”   The 2018 World Stem Cell Summit rounded off a few ground-breaking months in the field of regenerative medicine and cell-based therapy. The use of these…

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