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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(…)

Look, no embryos! The future of ethical stem cells

Look, no embryos! The future of ethical stem cells

The Future Of Ethical Stem Cells. For years, ethical issues hampered progress in stem cell research. Now, experts believe that developments in reprogrammed ‘iPS’ cells will truly revolutionise the treatment of life-threatening illnesses.  It is unclear at exactly what point the phrase “stem cell” entered the vernacular, one of very few scientific terms that achieve(…)

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(…)