Neurological Disorders

Cord Blood Protects Baby’s Brain From Hurler Syndrome

Cord Blood Protects Baby’s Brain From Hurler Syndrome

Hurler Syndrome; A Need For Screening Babies with a rare inherited disease may be spared from permanent brain damage if they receive an umbilical cord blood transplantat before they are 9 months old. Experts say the findings emphasize the need for early diagnosis of the condition, called Hurler syndrome, preferably through newborn screening programs. Hurler(…)

Duke To Explore Cord Blood As Autism And Stroke Treatment.

Duke To Explore Cord Blood As Autism And Stroke Treatment.

Duke To Explore Cord Blood As Autism And Stroke Treatment. Duke Medicine has been awarded $15 million to support an innovative research program that explores the use of umbilical cord blood cells to treat autism, stroke, cerebral palsy and related brain disorders. The award from The Marcus Foundation, an Atlanta-based philanthropic organization, will fund the(…)

Could babies fight cerebral palsy with their own blood?

Could babies fight cerebral palsy with their own blood?

Could babies fight cerebral palsy with their own blood? MELBOURNE researchers have singled out three types of stem cells in the cord blood, as they prepare to trial giving Victorian babies back their own umbilical blood in the hope of preventing cerebral palsy. Pre-clinical studies at the Ritchie Centre, part of the MIMR-PHI Institute of(…)