Cord Blood Stem Cells May Help Treat Children with Hearing Loss

Cord Blood Stem Cells May Help Treat Children with Hearing Loss

New research investigating the use of a child’s own (autologous) umbilical cord blood in the treatment of hearing loss has yielded positive results, as reported in the Journal of Audiology and Otology. Over 2,000 babies are born in Canada every year with hearing loss...
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, such as autism and cerebral palsy, who have their own or a sibling’s cord blood stored in a family bank may now be able to receive cord blood therapy. The cord blood therapy is being provided by Duke University Medical Centre...
New Cord Blood Research Shows Improvements in Cerebral Palsy

New Cord Blood Research Shows Improvements in Cerebral Palsy

Results published this week, in Stem Cells Translational Medicine, find the use of umbilical cord blood stem cells increases motor function and brain connectivity in children with cerebral palsy (CP). The phase 2 clinical trial, conducted at the world leading Duke...
In a world first, youngest child undergoes own cord blood reinfusion to determine potential to prevent or delay onset of Type 1 Diabetes

In a world first, youngest child undergoes own cord blood reinfusion to determine potential to prevent or delay onset of Type 1 Diabetes

As part of The CORD study (Cord Reinfusion in Diabetes), Lucy, a 20 month old Australian girl, was reinfused with her own umbilical cord blood to determine whether it will delay or prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes. The study is being conducted through the Kids...
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