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Ground-breaking Stem Cell Trial for Depression Underway

Published on: 29th April 2022

It is estimated that around one in 10 people will suffer from depression at some time during their lives. Depression is especially prevalent in those who have other conditions such as cancer, Parkinson’s, and diabetes.

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Stem Cells and Implants Spark a New Era of Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

Published on: 29th April 2022

Often caused by a traumatic injury or a neurological condition, damage to the spinal cord can lead to a range of complex issues with sensory and motor function.

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A Cure For HIV? Third Remission After Cord Blood Stem Cell Transplant

Published on: 28th February 2022

While there are many treatments for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), none have ever eradicated the virus.

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Cord Blood Stem Cells, Offering a Life Beyond Cerebral Palsy

Published on: 28th February 2022

As the most common childhood physical disability in the world, cerebral palsy affects two in every 1,000 live births. With no known cure, the most children can hope for is several years of an assisted and challenging life.

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10 Years Cancer Free Thanks to Cord Blood Stem Cell infusion

Published on: 07th February 2022

Discovering you have cancer at a young age can be especially surprising, but it also offers more opportunities for treatment. This was the reality for Lisa Maxson, when, at just 28 years old, she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).

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Umbilical Cord Tissue Stem Cells Restore Vision of Young Vladomir

Published on: 7th February 2022

This week, Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood reported an incredible story of a ten-year-old boy whose vision was restored with the use of his sibling’s stem cells which were banked at birth.

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The increase in stem cell therapy during 2020 due to COVID 19

Published on: 26th November 2021

Clinical trials using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) saw a huge increase from 2019 to 2020, nearly doubling in number.

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Results revealed from Duke University’s autism study

Published on: 20th July 2020

Back in 2017, an initial study began to investigate whether infusions of cord blood can improve the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in young children.

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Cord tissue stem cells transform the life of autistic boy

Published on: 3rd July 2020

Gage, who was conceived by IVF, was born naturally after a full-term pregnancy. His parents chose to delay cord clamping, while taking the additional precaution of banking his cord blood stem cells after birth.

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Covid-19 clinical trial using umbilical cord stem cells

Published on: 21st May 2020

A new clinical trial has been launched, investigating the potential treatment of Covid-19 symptoms with umbilical cord-derived MSCs (mesenchymal stem cells).

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Ozzy Osbourne has experimental stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s

Published on: 30th April 2020

Ozzy Osbourne is reportedly making an “amazing” recovery after receiving stem cell therapy in Panama for Parkinson’s disease. The legendary Black Sabbath frontman was diagnosed with the brain disorder in 2003.

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Boy’s own cord blood stem cells help treat autism

Published on: 30th March 2020

Olga had already made the decision to store their cord blood stem cells at birth. While both twins seemed healthy at first, it was only a few months before Maxim started eating and sleeping poorly.

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Paralysed man walks again after stem cell therapy

Published on: 12th March 2020

Chis Barr was left paralysed from the neck down after sustaining spinal cord injuries in a surfing accident. That is, until he was offered to participate in a life-changing stem cell therapy study.

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Umbilical cord MSCs shown as ‘safe’ for treating cerebral palsy

Published on: 17th February 2020

New therapeutic evidence has demonstrated that umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can safely and effectively improve motor and comprehension function in children with cerebral palsy (CP).

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Newborn has open-heart surgery with own cord blood

Published on: 20th January 2020

Ilya was born in 2009 in the town of Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine, with congenital heart defects. However, thanks to surgeons and the newborn boy’s own umbilical cord blood, Ilya’s life was transformed.

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Facu’s cord blood stem cells help treat his cerebral palsy

Published on: 9th December 2019

Facundo is a young boy from Argentina, whose parents had decided to bank his cord blood stem cells at birth after hearing about the service from a friend. Little did they know how life changing this decision would be for Facundo.

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Remission from cancer after cord blood stem cell transplant

Published on: 2nd December 2019

Amelia Topa, a young toddler in the North East of England, will be home just in time for Christmas after receiving a pioneering stem cell transplant to treat a rare combination of cancers.

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Asia’s mild spastic tetraparesis treated with her own cord blood

Published on: 21st November 2019

Just a few months after Asia was born, her parents noticed that something wasn’t right. She had problems with holding objects, her movements weren’t fluid and she seemed to be falling behind with other developmental milestones.

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Four-year-old’s life saved with his own cord blood

Published on: 23rd October 2019

At only four years old, Henrique is the first person in Portugal to receive an infusion of his own cord blood stem cells, in what’s known as an autologous cord blood transplant.

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Umbilical cord tissue: the richest source of stem cells?

Published on: 14th October 2019

A recently published paper in the Stem Cell Research & Therapy medical journal shows that umbilical cord tissue can provide large volumes of stem cells over a prolonged period.

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Michael Schumacher reportedly received stem cell treatment

Published on: 18th September 2019

Legendary Formula One driver, Michael Schumacher, has left Georges-Pompidou hospital in Paris after pioneering stem cell therapy, in the hopes of improving his current condition.

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One-year-old girl to become youngest stem cell transplant patient

Published on: 29th July 2019

One-year-old Phoebe from Birmingham was diagnosed with leukaemia at only seven months old. After unsuccessful chemotherapy, her recovery now depends on finding a stem cell donor match.

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WATCH: TED Talk on regrowing heart muscle with stem cells

Published on: 12th July 2019

In this TED Talk Dr. Chuck Murry talks about stem cells and how they could potentially regrow heart muscle.

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Blood cancer and stem cells: finding a match

Published on: 24th June 2019

September marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Here we take a look at how blood stem cells (HSCs) are now widely used in regenerative medicine to treat blood cancer, and how we can increase the odds of finding a match.

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Autologous cord blood investigated for treating cerebral palsy

Published on: 20th June 2019

1 in 400 children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP) – a condition caused by brain development problems before, during or soon after birth.

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Cord blood stem cell transplant success for baby’s leukaemia

Published on: 3rd June 2019

A baby in the UK was in desperate need of a stem cell transplant for a rare form of leukaemia. He is now recovering well, after receiving a stem cell transplant from umbilical cord blood.

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Breakthrough therapy for periodontitis sufferers

Published on: 23rd May 2019

Periodontitis is a painful and destructive dental disease caused by bacteria that induce inflammation, leading to the loss of gums surrounding teeth.

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Stem cells effectively treat arthritis of the knee

Published on: 1st May 2019

A clinical trial in Toronto, Canada has demonstrated that a single injection of MSCs (mesenchymal stem cells) can safely reduce pain and improve quality of patients with late-stage osteoarthritis of the knee.

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Man regains use of arms and hands with stem cell therapy

Published on: 27th March 2019

In 2016, Kris Boesen suffered a devastating cervical spine injury when he was just 20 years old.

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Personalised stem cell therapy for spinal cord injuries

Published on: 13th March 2019

Phase I/II clinical trials have investigated the benefits of stem cell therapy for chronic paraplegia (spinal cord injury), using a drug manufactured with patients’ own stem cells.

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Second person cleared of HIV after stem cell transplant

Published on: 6th March 2019

The unnamed London patient’s stem cell treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma has brought fresh hope to the 37 million people currently living with HIV.

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Cord Blood Stem Cell Transplant Corrects Irritable Bowel Disease

Published on: 26th February 2019

A baby girl, Zhao Jiaxin, has become the first child in China to receive a cord blood stem cell transplant to cure an inherited type of Irritable Bowel Disease.

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Stem Cells Engineered To Produce Insulin For Type 1 Diabetes

Published on: 25th February 2019

For the first time, researchers have transformed human stem cells into mature insulin-producing cells. The breakthrough could lead us a step closer to developing a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

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Stem cells reverse M.S in pioneering new study

Published on: 21st January 2019

A small clinical trial has shown that when multiple sclerosis patients received a stem cell transplant alongside their chemotherapy, the majority demonstrated improvements in their quality of life.

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Could Umbilical Cord-Derived Stem Cells Help Lupus Patients?

Published on: 26th November 2018

A Phase 1 clinical trial has investigated the effect of umbilical cord-derived MSCs on the immune systems of Lupus patients. Although the study was small, positive results were observed 24 weeks post-treatment.

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Diabetic foot ulcers treated with grafted EpiCord tissue

Published on: 31st October 2018

A new study suggests that umbilical cord tissue could one day be used to treat chronic, non-healing diabetic foot ulcers.

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Baby tooth stem cells & dental tissue regrowth

Published on: 8th October 2018

A joint US and Chinese clinical trial has successfully demonstrated dental tissue regrowth using stem cells from baby teeth. The Phase 1 trial suggests a promising solution to injury-caused tooth damage in children with young adult teeth.

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New way to multiply umbilical cord blood stem cells

Published on: 19th September 2018

Researchers at the Stowers Institute of Medical Research have found another way to expand/multiply blood-forming, adult stem cells from umbilical cord blood.

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Boy’s sickle cell disease cured with cord blood stem cells

Published on: 25th May 2018

Eight-year-old Hamad, from the UAE, was cured of sickle cell disease using his younger brother’s cord blood stem cells. His life changing treatment demonstrates the importance of collecting and storing your child’s umbilical cord blood.

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Cord Blood Derived ‘Natural Killer’ Cells Benefit AML Patients

Published on: 14th May 2018

Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) is a prevalent type of cancer in older adults. It is currently treated with intensive chemotherapy and forms of supportive care that lead to 40-60% of patients experiencing complete remission.

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Stem cell treatment gives patients their sight back

Published on: 16th April 2018

Two people who were going blind have gained much of their sight back, after taking part in a clinical trial using stem cell treatment.

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Stem cell transplants hailed ‘a game-changer’ for M.S patients

Published on: 21st March 2018

Results from an international trial have shown that stem cells have been able to stop the disease and improve symptoms.

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Baby girl’s cord blood gives new hope to curing sister’s aplastic anaemia

Published on: 21st February 2018

Five-year-old Sun Lexuan, from China, is critically ill with the rare blood disorder, aplastic anaemia. Her parents made the decision to conceive her younger sister, Sun Yiwei, so that the umbilical cord blood could be used as treatment.

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Cord blood stem cells offer promising autism treatment

Published on: 15th February 2018

A new and unique study by Stem Cells Translational Medicine shows noticeable improvements in socialization in children with autism, when they were treated with their own cord blood stem cells.

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Umbilical cord stem cells may prevent liver transplant rejection

Published on: 20th December 2017

A pilot study suggests that umbilical cord tissue-derived stem cells (UC-MSCs) can help prevent liver rejection after transplantation.

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Cord blood shown to help cerebral palsy treatment

Published on: 15th December 2017

Another study published in STEM CELLS TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE shows that autologous umbilical cord blood can improve motor function in young children with cerebral palsy.

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Cord Blood Stem Cells used in Cerebral Palsy Treatment

Published on: 31st October 2017

Results of the latest study by Dr Joanne Kurtzberg give new hope to Cerebral Palsy sufferers, through use of cord blood stem cells.

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