Cerebral Palsy Archives — Insception Lifebank

How cord blood “changed my daughter’s life”

How cord blood “changed my daughter’s life”

Phallon was the first Canadian to be accepted in a clinical trial at Duke University, USA investigating the use of cord blood in the treatment of cerebral palsy. Read her story.

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Expanded access to cord blood therapy for cerebral palsy and autism patients

Expanded access to cord blood therapy for cerebral palsy and autism patients

Children with various brain disorders who have their own or a sibling’s cord blood stored in a family bank may now be able to receive cord blood therapy regardless of whether they qualify for a targeted clinical trial…

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New Cord Blood Research Shows Improvements in Cerebral Palsy

New Cord Blood Research Shows Improvements in Cerebral Palsy

A Duke University clinical trial has demonstrated promising results for the future potential of umbilical cord blood stem cells to help treat children with cerebral palsy.

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Update: Cerebral Palsy and Cord Blood Clinical Trials

Update: Cerebral Palsy and Cord Blood Clinical Trials

Over the past few years, numerous clinical trials have been initiated to investigate whether cord blood could be used in the treatment of cerebral palsy.

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Did You Hear About The Cerebral Palsy Swagger?

Did You Hear About The Cerebral Palsy Swagger?

Two brothers were the headline story of the Cerebral Palsy Swagger, a not for profit walk designed to raise awareness about cerebral palsy. The condition is caused by a series of damages the motor control centre of an infant’s brain often pregnancy, and experts believe umbilical cord blood stem cells could help improve conditions for cerebral palsy patients around the world.

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Alexandre Bilodeau Is Inspired By Brother Frederic To Win Olympic Gold

Alexandre Bilodeau Is Inspired By Brother Frederic To Win Olympic Gold

One of Canada’s early Olympic heroes is Alexandre Bilodeau, who defended his Vancouver gold medal win at the 2014 Sochi Olympics on Monday February 10.  The 26 year old freestyle skier from Montreal became the first Canadian to defend an Olympic gold medal in the same event since the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City.

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Cerebral Palsy Update

Well it appears as though there have been developments in the use of cord blood to treat cerebral palsy, or CP. Since January 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved 2 different clinical trials to investigate the effect of cord blood in patients with CP. CP is a disorder that affects a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. It is most often caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain, usually before or during birth, that results in damage to the portion of the brain that controls muscle tone.

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