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Crucial Finding Advances Spinal Cord Injury Research

Scientists guide axons to re-form nerve connections in rats MONDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that is a major advance in spinal cord injury research, U.S. scientists report that regenerating axons can be guided to their correct targets where they can re-form connections a...

Milwaukee VA Hospital Gains New Spinal Cord Treatment Center

WASHINGTON, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded a $26.9 million contract to design and build a free-standing spinal cord injury center at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center. The contract was awarded to the C3T Construction Company of Milwaukee, ...

Spinal Cord Stimulation Need Not Keep Soldiers From Action

Back pain treatment shouldn't interfere with service, study finds WEDNESDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- In a turnabout from prior recommendations, a new study says soldiers who need electrical spinal cord stimulation to relieve chronic back pain may be able to return to active duty. ...

Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation Introduces New Brochure During Cord Blood Awareness Month to Address Critical Education Gap

Published Data Reinforces Need for Better Cord Blood Education BROOKEVILLE, Md., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expectant parents are poorly informed about cord blood banking, according to a study published in the Journal of Reproductive Medicin e . In fact, of the expectant...

Stem Cell Industry Expert Praises, Encourages Continued Progress on Legislation to Promote Benefits of Cord Blood

OLDSMAR, Fla., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mercedes Walton, CEO of Cryo-Cell International, one of the largest and most established family cord blood banks, is praising legislative progress to date and encouraging continued momentum for existing bills through the second half of the year. ...

FamilyCord Joins as Cord Blood Sponsor for WBLI's Dana DiDonato's Baby Shower

NEW YORK, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- FamilyCord , one of the nation's leading private cord blood banks, is proud to announce their title sponsorship of the WBLI 106.1 Baby Shower event where 250 pregnant New York area listeners will be joining Dana DiDonato for a day of fun, prizes, and education ...

M.A.Z.E. Cord Blood Laboratories Offers Expectant Parents The Chance To Win A $500 Savings Bond

M.A.Z.E. Cord Blood Laboratories is offering a $500 savings bond giveaway for expectant parents. M.A.Z.E. is dedicated to helping parents save money and the giveaway is another chance for parents to save for college. Purchase, NY (PRWEB) June 10, 2009 -- Expectant pare...

StemCyte, Inc. Reaches 1,000th Cord Blood Stem Cell Shipment for Transplant Milestone

COVINA, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- StemCyte, Inc., a privately held cord blood bank and stem cell therapeutics company, recently released their 1,000th cord blood stem cell shipment for transplant. This marks another landmark in the company's rapid growth as one of the world's leading provider...

Menstrual Blood Stem Cells May Significantly Increase Yield of Cord Blood Stem Cells

Cryo-Cell Presents Study at International Society of Cellular Therapy (ISCT) Demonstrating Potential to Expand Cord Blood Stem Cells for Possible Utilization in Transplantation OLDSMAR, Fla., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cryo-Cell International, Inc. announced results of a new study show...

Cord Blood Registry Supports Introduction of the Cord Blood Education and Awareness Act of 2009

Landmark Bill to Advance Education and Informed Consent Recommendations Established by the Institutes of Medicine SAN BRUNO, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Cord Blood Registry (CBR), the global leader in the collection and preservation of newborn stem cells from umbilical cord bloo...

Paralysis Population Survey Shows Over a Million More Paralyzed Than Previously Estimated; Five Times More People Live With Spinal Cord Injury

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A survey of over 33,000 households released today shows that 40 percent more Americans live with paralysis and over five times the number of Americans live with spinal cord injury than previously estimated. Specifically, the survey shows that 1.275 ...

By shutting down inflammation, agent reverses damage from spinal cord injury in preclinical studies

Washington, DC Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) have been able to speed recovery and substantially reduce damage resulting from spinal cord injury in preclinical studies. Their research, published online in Annals of Neurology and led by Kimberly Byrnes, PhD, shows ...

Cardium's InnerCool Announces Journal of Neurotrauma Highlights Hypothermia Therapy's Role in Post Cardiac Arrest, and Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Patients

SAN DIEGO, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM ) and its operating unit InnerCool Therapies, Inc., today reported that hypothermia was the feature of the entire March 2009 issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Neurotrauma and is available free online at ww...

Cord Blood America Applauds Congressional Effort Supporting Cord Blood Storage

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI), the umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation company ( http://www.cordblood-america.com ) focused on bringing the life saving potential of stem cells to families nationwide and inte...

Cord Blood Registry Supports Family Cord Blood Banking Act

Allows Use of Tax-Advantaged Dollars to Pay for Umbilical Cord Blood Banking SAN BRUNO, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Cord Blood Registry (CBR) , the global leader in the collection and preservation of newborn stem cells from umbilical cord blood, announced its support of legislation intr...

Survey: Few physicians support private banking of umbilical cord blood

BOSTONA survey of physicians has found broad support for the position that parents should not bank their newborns' umbilical cord blood in a private blood bank unless another member of the family is at risk for a blood disease that will require a stem cell transplant. The results of the survey ...

Thermogenesis Technology Products Surpass Processing of More Than One Million Units of Cord Blood Stem Cells at 10-Year Milestone

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ThermoGenesis Corp. (Nasdaq: KOOL ), a leading developer and supplier of products that process and store adult stem cells, announced today that products derived from its Intellectual Property have been used to collect, process and store s...

Even Mismatched Cord Blood Can Help Kids

More patients, especially ethnic and racial minorities, could get transplants, study finds,, FRIDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- An umbilical cord blood transplant from an unrelated or unmatched donor can still help children with deadly conditions such as cancer and sickle cell anemia,...

Bocce Palooza Again Provides Grants and Scholarships to Those With Spinal Cord Injuries

DETROIT, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- What: Bocce Palooza charity event Media: Great visuals of community leaders and grant recipients playing bocce ball Where: Palazzo di Bocce, 4291 Lapper Road, Orion, MI 48359 When: Saturday, February 7, 2009, 7:00 ...

Umbilical cord protein analysis detects early onset infection

Yale School of Medicine researchers have identified proteins associated with early onset neonatal sepsis (EONS), a stealthy bacterial infection linked to premature birth, illness and death. Using protein analysis, the researchers have found the biomarkers that can provide key information on how EO...

CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank Receives Prestigious Accreditation from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank is honored to announce that it has been accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy ("FACT"). CORD:USE is a leading public cord blood bank that specializes in the collection, processing, storage and distri...

Seventeen Months After Cord Blood Transplant - Child is Free of Signs of Cancer

National Cord Blood Program Provides Stem Cells NEW YORK, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A two year old child from Florida is free of signs of juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML), a very rare form of pediatric leukemia, seventeen months after receiving a transplant with cord blood ...

Medicare to Reimburse for the Bioness L300™ Foot Drop System for Spinal Cord Injury

Bioness Inc., a leading neuromodulation company, announced today that beginning January 1, 2009, the NESS L300 will be reimbursed by Medicare for incomplete spinal cord injury patients suffering from foot drop. The decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) establishes a new...

Burnham and HeadNorth Foundation join forces to advance spinal cord research

HeadNorth Foundation has pledged $975,000 to Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) to support cutting-edge stem cell research. The funding, part of HeadNorth's Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Project, will support efforts by Dr. Evan Snyder, Stem Cell Program Director at Burnham and Dr. Mark...

Pantheon China Acquisition Corp. to Acquire China Cord Blood Services Corporation - Extension Proxy Filed With SEC

HONG KONG, Nov. 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Pantheon China Acquisition Corp. ("Pantheon", OTC Bulletin Board: PCQC) announced today that on November 3, 2008 it entered into an agreement and plan of merger, conversion and share exchange ("Merger Agreement") with China Cord Blood Services Corporat...

Heart Valves Fashioned From Stem Cells in Umbilical Cord Blood

They could grow with kids who are born with heart valve defects, researchers say MONDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Stem cells collected at birth from the umbilical cord may help doctors fashion new heart valves for children born with heart valve defects. The tissue-engineered val...

BioLife Solutions to Supply CryoStor(TM) to Cryobanks International as Standard Media for Preservation and Storage of Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells

Cord Blood Bank Sees Significant Benefits from Next-Generation Biopreservative Product BOTHELL, Wash., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioLife Solutions, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BLFS), a leading developer and marketer of proprietary hypothermic storage and cryopr...

Golden Meditech Increases Stakes in Cordlife, Largest Cord Blood Bank Operator in Southeast Asia

HONG KONG, Oct. 28 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Golden Meditech Company Limited ("Golden Meditech" or "the Group", HKEx: 8180) is pleased to announce today that the Group has increased shareholding in Cordlife, Southeast Asia's largest umbilical cord blood bank operator listed on Australia...

Researchers use nanoparticles to deliver treatment for brain, spinal cord injuries

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University researchers have developed a method of using nanoparticles to deliver treatments to injured brain and spinal cord cells. A team led by Richard Borgens of the School of Veterinary Medicine's Center for Paralysis Research and Welden School of Biomedical En...

Spinal Cord Stem Cells May Act as Nerve Repair System

Grown in lab, then returned to body, they could lead to nonsurgical treatments TUESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- Adult stem cells that may prove valuable in efforts to develop nonsurgical treatments for spinal cord injuries have been identified by researchers in the United States an...

Video: Allen Institute for Brain Science Unveils World's First Genome-Wide Spinal Cord Atlas

Landmark Atlas Holds Vast Potential to Accelerate Life-Changing Spinal Cord Research Project Made Possible through Generous Support from Funding Consortium Committed to Advancing Breakthrough Spinal Cord Discoveries WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The A...

Stem cells from umbilical cord used in the treatment of hepatic diseases

This release is available in Spanish . Scientists of the University of Granada, in collaboration with the University of Len, have confirmed that stem cells from human umbilical cord blood can be an appropriate therapy for the treatment of hepatic diseases such as hepatitis, and therefore ...

Umbilical cord blood cell transplants may help ALS patients

Tampa, FL (June 24, 2008) A study at the University of South Florida has shown that transplants of mononuclear human umbilical cord blood (MNChUCB) cells may help patients suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. A disease in which the motor neurons ...

Cord Blood America Says Pennsylvania Joins New York and California in Informing Parents of the Advantages of Umbilical Cord Blood Storage

SANTA MONICA, Calif., and PHILADELPHIA, June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI), the umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation company ( http://www.cordblood-america.com ) focused on bringing the life saving potential of stem cells to families n...

New report shows locomotor training restores walking function in child with spinal cord injury

ALEXANDRIA, VA (June 4, 2008)A new report shows that a non-ambulatory (unable to walk or stand) child with a cervical spinal cord injury was able to restore basic walking function after intensive locomotor training. The case study, published in Physical Therapy (May 2008), the scientific journal ...

Researchers expand natural killer cells in cord blood to fight leukemia

CINCINNATI, OHIO - Researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have found a therapy that effectively kills human leukemia cells in mice using natural killer (NK) cells from umbilical cord blood. Patrick Zweidler-McKay, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics fro...

Spinal cord research heads new $10M funding in London, Ontario

A researcher striving to help patients recover from spinal cord injuries headlines an announcement of more than $10.5 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) at The University of Western Ontario and Lawson Health Research Institute. Scientists believe a lack of...

Spinal cord injury research hampered by animal models, says new study

WashingtonResearch on traumatic spinal cord injuries is hampered by a reliance on animal experiments that dont accurately predict human outcomes, says a new study in the upcoming edition of the peer-reviewed journal Reviews in the Neurosciences. The review was written by scientists with the Physic...

U of M researchers identify process that may help treat Parkinson's, spinal cord injuries

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (April 16, 2008) A new discovery by University of Minnesota researchers may lead to a better understanding of how the spinal cord controls how people walk. These insights could help lead to treatments for central nervous system maladies such as Parkinson's disease and spin...

Health risks, benefits come with delayed umbilical cord clamping

Waiting just a few minutes to clamp the umbilical cord after a baby is born could boost iron stores in the newborns blood, but delayed cord clamping comes with an increased risk of jaundice, according to a new review of studies. Clamping the cord within 30 to 60 seconds after birth is one of th...
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