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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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Injection of human umbilical cord blood helps the aging brain

Tampa, Fla. (March 10, 2008) -- When human umbilical cord blood cells (UCBC) were injected into aged laboratory animals, researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) found improvements in the microenvironment of the hippocampus region of the animals brains and a subsequent rejuvenation of ...

Cord Blood America Supports Trend From New York, California for States to Inform Parents of the Advantages of Umbilical Cord Blood Storage

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 6 /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 inter...

Late Clamping of Umbilical Cord may Reduce Anemia in Children

In the past, the newborns umbilical cord was not clamped right after birth, thus allowing the blood flow to stop naturally. This practice , known as late clamping, was replaced by early clamping, that is, cutting the cord immediately after the infant is expelled. However, this new practice lacks st...

Researchers Make Insulin from Human Umbilical Cord Bloods Adult Stem Cells

Researchers have successfully engineered adult stem cells from human umbilical cord blood to make insulin. The study may help cure type 1 diabetes by allowing people to grow their own insulin-producing cells for a damaged or defective pancreas. The study was conducted by a team of ...

Delayed Cutting of Umbilical Cord Has Benefits

Accordingly, delay in cutting the umbilical cord by a couple of minutes can have a beneficial effect that lasts for several// months. In developed countries the tendency of doctors is to cut the umbilical cord as soon as possible, in order to supposedly avoid respiratory problems and allow t...

Parents Bank Kids' Umbilical Cord Blood

Flyers in upscale doctors' offices portray it as the hot new baby-shower gift: a registry where friends and family chip in almost $2,000 to start// privately banking a newborn's umbilical cord blood, just in case of future illness. That idea of biological insurance is a long shot that most mo...

NHS Will Do Well to Curb Use Of Umbilical Cord Blood For Treatment of Cancers

should discourage commercial banking of umbilical cord blood. On the contrary, women should be motivated to donate to public// blood banks without the motive of financial gains. Umbilical cord blood endowed with stem cells are beneficial in treating diseases like childhood leukemia. Bone marrow...

Doctor Dissuades Mothers from Umbilical Cord Banking

An expert consultant Obstetrician has asked mothers to refrain from insisting on saving cord blood in cord blood banks. // Umbilical cord blood rich in stem cells is collected and kept in umbilical cord blood banks for possible re use for the baby in its lifetime if and when required in trea...

Infants have better iron reserves if umbilical cord clamping is delayed

Nutritionists at the University of California have found that even a two-minute delay in severing a baby's umbilical cord can help the child's iron //reserves and offset anemia for months. Iron deficiency is a concern for both wealthy and poor nations. It is a problem particularly in developin...

Delay Umbilical Cord Clamping in Pre Term Babies

According to a revolutionary new study by a University of Rhode Island professor of nursing, delaying the clamping the umbilical cords of pre term babies can protect// them from brain hemorrhages as well as infections. The results of the federally funded study by Judith Mercer, a clinical profe...

A Novel System For Clinical Banking Of Umbilical Cord Blood

Researchers from Italy have designed a closed circuit, where Umbilical cord blood (UCB) collection and RBC depletion are performed, in order to reduce the contamination risk and to speed the nucleated cell separation//. Their findings appear in the journal Blood Cells, Molecules, and Diseases (...

Now umbilical cord helps in stroke treatment.

Umbilical cord could be the new “in thing” in the treatment of strokes according to a report released in the United States of America which says the stem cells from the cord blood could heal strokes almost 80% faster based on studies conducted on rats. Though the details are yet to be worked ou...

If Baby Is Breech, Technology Might Help

...ot have stretched the cervix sufficiently. And a prolapsed cord -- when the umbilical cord slips into the birth canal before the baby, stopping the flow of blood...ikely to become separated during a vaginal delivery, and compression of the umbilical cord is also more likely, which can lead to brain damage from a lack of oxy...

Cryo-Cell to Present Novel Adult Stem Cell Research During 2009 China Medical Biotech Forum

...tion by the donor or possibly first-degree relatives in a manner similar to umbilical cord blood stem cells. Based on the continuing success of MenSCs in the res...y the donor or possibly their first-degree relatives in a manner similar to umbilical cord blood stem cells. For more information, visit www.celle.com . ...

Cord Blood America CEO Discusses New State-of-the-Art State Laboratory in Fox News Television Interview

...nc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI), one of the largest umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation companies ( ht...e storage of multiple stem cell products including umbilical cord blood stem cells. "Since we announce...s the parent company of CorCell, which facilitates umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation for expectant pa...

Cryo-Cell Announces C'elle(SM) Research and Development Collaboration for Chronic Wound Healing Management

...tion by the donor or possibly first-degree relatives in a manner similar to umbilical cord blood stem cells. Based on the continuing success of MenSCs in the res...y the donor or possibly their first-degree relatives in a manner similar to umbilical cord blood stem cells. For more information, visit http://www.Celle.com ...

C'elle(SM) Featured on ABC Action News in Tampa Bay

...y the donor or possibly their first-degree relatives in a manner similar to umbilical cord blood stem cells. For more information, visit http://www.Celle.com ...business; any decrease or slowdown in the number of people seeking to store umbilical cord blood stem cells or decrease in the number of people paying annual sto...

Cord Blood America Highlights Significant 2009 Progress

...nc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI), one of the largest umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation companies ( ht...ulness of stem cells and the importance of storing umbilical cord blood stem cells. January 9 - Establis...ntroduces legislation to promote Family Banking of umbilical Cord Blood stem cells; CBAI announces its total lo...

Cord Blood America Hires Management Team for Its New Stem Cell Laboratory

...nc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI), one of the largest umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation companies ( ht... storage of multiple stem cell products, including umbilical cord blood stem cells, in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...issler. "The lab will be used to process and store umbilical cord blood stem cells, to store other forms of ste...

Cord Blood America Leases Las Vegas Building for Its Own Stem Cell Laboratory

...nc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI), one of the largest umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation companies ( ht...e storage of multiple stem cell products including umbilical cord blood stem cells. "This will be the lar.... "The lab will first be used to process and store umbilical cord blood stem cells, with a target date to start...

Fate Therapeutics to Present Data on Stimulation of Osteogenic Activity Using Small Molecule Modulators of Wnt Pathway

...urrently conducting a Phase 1b clinical trial of FT1050, a small molecule SCM designed to increase hematopoietic stem cell number and function in dual umbilical cord blood transplant recipients with hematologic malignancies. In addition, Fate Therapeutics and Stemgent have formed an alliance - CATALYST - a co...

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

... About Co r d Blood The blood that remains in a newborn's umbilical cord immediately following birth contains a diverse population of stem cell...nt (SHSMD) with the goal of raising awareness about newborn stem cells from umbilical cord blood. Cord Blood Awareness Month strives to empower expectant parent...

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

...ificant tax benefits for the costs associated with umbilical cord blood banking. H.R. 1718 would amend an exis...Services to conduct a public education campaign on umbilical cord blood stem cells. The campaign would be aime...cells, including non-controversial sources such as umbilical cord blood," says Cryo-Cell CEO Mercedes Walton. ...

Cord Blood Awareness Month: Understanding Still Low, Despite Medical Advancements

...about the medical value of newborn stem cells from umbilical cord blood, which have been used for more than 20...ection and preservation of newborn stem cells from umbilical cord blood. "Research indicates these cells have d...of raising awareness about newborn stem cells from umbilical cord blood, which have been used for more than 20 ...

Fate Therapeutics Granted Exclusive License By The Regents of the University of California to Stem Cell Modulators for Osteo-Regeneration

...urrently conducting a Phase 1b clinical trial of FT1050, a small molecule SCM designed to increase hematopoietic stem cell number and function in dual umbilical cord blood transplant recipients with hematologic malignancies. In addition, Fate Therapeutics and Stemgent have formed an alliance - CATALYST - a co...

Case Western Reserve University Receives $5M From Third Frontier Commission for the Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine

...hin CWRU and CC which will be the first of its kind in the State of Ohio. Cell Targeting will apply its cell "painting" technology to direct umbilical cord blood stem cells to specific locations in the body to increase cell dosage and improve engraftment. Zhenghong Lee (UHCMC) and Jeremy Ric...

Hysterectomies Could Be Source of Stem Cells

...elease from the journal's publisher. Past studies have also shown success with isolating and differentiating mesenchymal stem cells harvested from umbilical cords, dental pulp and body fat. Together, these findings are of great interest, the researchers said. "Moreover, the use of human tissue fragment...

Cleveland Residents Lining up to Help Save a Life with Free Donor Kits

... many patients suffering from leukemia, lymphoma other cancers and genetic diseases, there is hope of a cure through a bone marrow, blood stem cell or umbilical cord blood transplant. Gift of Life helps children and adults suffering from these life-threatening illnesses find the donors they need, when they nee...

Cord Blood Registry Maintains Solid Growth in First Quarter 2009

...global leader in the collection and preservation of newborn stem cells from umbilical cord blood, reported solid revenue growth in first quarter 2009, up nearly ...ocused on the collection, processing and storage of newborn stem cells from umbilical cord blood and ensuring their viability for medical use. CBR is the most ...

Cord Blood America Continuing European Expansion

...nc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI), one of the largest umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation companies ( ht...od time to look at expansion. The value of storing umbilical cord blood stem cells at birth is becoming well kn...s the parent company of CorCell, which facilitates umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation for expectant pa...

ThermoGenesis Appoints Chief Executive Officer J. Melville ('Mel') Engle to Board of Directors

...ss(TM) , and companion sterile blood processing disposables for harvesting stem cells in a closed system. The AXP device is used for the processing of umbilical cord blood. GE Healthcare is the exclusive global distribution partner for the AXP cord blood product, except in Central and South America, China and ...

Loyola fellow receives Amgen grant to study treatments for older leukemia patients

...la's Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. Stiff and Go are studying the use of umbilical cord blood transplants grown from cord blood cells outside the body. The tr...boosting the number of stem cells. The stem cells will come from donated umbilical cord blood. A newborn's cord blood does not contain enough stem cells for m...

5 Spanish centers join a study for a new leukemia and lymphoma treatment technique

...ma, in a single arm, global, pivotal marketing authorization trial. StemEx is a graft of expanded stem/progenitor cells, derived from a single unit of umbilical cord blood and transplanted in combination with non expanded cells from the same unit. StemEx is being developed by a Joint Venture of Gamida Cell an...

MIT: New system monitors fetal heartbeat

...use those that do can result in bad outcomes. These problems include certain infections and a loss of oxygen to the baby if it is strangled by its own umbilical cord. Two techniques Doctors today actually have two ways to detect the fetal heartbeat. Ultrasound, in which a doctor moves a device that ...
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