Genetic Diseases

Fanconi Anaemia: Appeal For More Cord Blood Donors

Fanconi Anaemia: Appeal For More Cord Blood Donors

Fanconi Anaemia: Sam Fletcher of Whalley, Lancashire is appealing for more women to come forward and donate their baby’s umbilical cords after his son’s life was saved by a stem cell transplant using umbilical cord blood. When Sam Fletcher’s son, Charlie, fell ill with rare genetic disease Fanconi Anaemia he described it as the “most(…)

Stem cell transplant offers new hope for autism and Parkinson’s.

Stem cell transplant offers new hope for autism and Parkinson’s.

Stem cell transplant offers new hope for autism and Parkinson’s Breakthrough research involving a brain transplant of stem cells could offer hope for autism and Parkinson’s disease patients. The study, from Harvard University, has already proven successful with mice. Scientists transferred healthy stem cells from mouse embryos into the brains of adult mice who were unable(…)