In recent months, umbilical cord stem cells have been used in clinical trials to treat COVID-19. The results so far have yielded encouraging data.
Cord blood has long been established as a treatment for blood disorders such as leukaemia and anaemia – but there has been a growth in its use in regenerative therapies – including brain injury. In fact, when it comes to privately banked cord blood, 82% of samples released for autologous use have been as part […]
Jay’s Journey with Cerebral Palsy Jay Shetty, aged 5 from Wimbledon, London, has had cerebral palsy since suffering a brain injury at birth. A pioneering trial at Duke University aims to be the first in the world to treat cerebral palsy with sibling cord blood. Jay is unable to walk or talk and has been […]
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition. Crusty, dry and red patches on the skin which show signs of irritation are a typical symptom of eczema. Atopic dermatitis accounts for 30% of all dermatological conditions seen in general practice – a number which is rising . Many cases of eczema can be treated […]
Pioneering MS Stem Cell Therapy Decades ago, while working as a Fellow at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Richard Burt noticed that the leukaemia patients he was helping to treat had lost their protection to childhood illnesses and needed to be “re-vaccinated”. Cells had been impacted by the cancer treatment and had lost their “memory” of the […]
Isla Robinson: Girl makes history by being injected with blood from umbilical cord in bid to prevent diabetes Isla Robinson’s umbilical cord blood was stored at birth and is now being used in a pioneering study with researchers hoping that it could lead to a major breakthrough in the treatment of diabetes. Speaking to smh.com, […]
February is Raynaud’s and Scleroderma Awareness Month. This week we’re asking “what is scleroderma?” and “can stem cells help?” Raynaud’s and Scleroderma Raynaud’s is a condition which is commonly associated with scleroderma although the two aren’t exclusive to one another; Raynaud’s can be present with other conditions. Most commonly affecting the extremities of the body […]
Stem Cell Injections For Tendon Injuries? Patients are receiving stem cell injections in an attempt to heal hard-to-treat tendon injuries, such as tennis elbow. The treatment, which has previously been used on injured racehorses, uses a patient’s stem cells to super-charge the body’s natural repair mechanisms. Millions of Britons suffer tendon injuries. Tendons are the tough […]