Monthly Archives: August 2014

Autoimmune Disease: In the Spotlight

Autoimmune Disease: In the Spotlight

What is an Autoimmune Disease? An autoimmune disease is the result of your immune system attacking the healthy cells in your body, mistaking them for foreign cells. Foreign cells are cells which could cause the body harm such as infections.  The type of autoimmune disease which ensues after such attacks will depend on which cells(…)

Stiff Person Syndrome: Stem Cells Treat Rare Disease

Stiff Person Syndrome: Stem Cells Treat Rare Disease

Stiff Person Syndrome treated with Stem Cells. Canadian doctors have begun using stem cell transplants to treat “stiff person syndrome,” a rare neurological condition in which a patient’s leg and other muscles suddenly contract painfully, often leaving them immobilized like a tin soldier. The disorder, which affects an estimated one in a million people, occurs(…)

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking: 3 Myths Debunked

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking: 3 Myths Debunked

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking Myths. While umbilical cord blood awareness and banking is steadily increasing in the UK, there are still many misconceptions surrounding cord blood banking and umbilical cord tissue storage.  Here we will take a look at 3 common misconceptions and debunk those cord blood myths. Myth #1: I can’t store my baby’s(…)