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  • Umbilical Cord Blood As A Readily Available Source For Off-the-shelf, Patient-specific Stem Cells

    10/04/2009 2:25:13 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 7 replies · 444+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 10/2/09 | researchers at the Salk Institute
    ScienceDaily (Oct. 2, 2009) — Human umbilical cord blood cells may be far more versatile than previous research has indicated. Scientists report that they have successfully reprogrammed human umbilical cord blood cells into cells with properties similar to human embryonic stem cells. The results are significant as they identify cord blood as a convenient source for generating cells with a theoretically limitless potential. Umbilical cord blood cells can successfully be reprogrammed to function like embryonic stem cells, setting the basis for the creation of a comprehensive bank of tissue-matched, cord blood-derived induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells for off-the-shelf applications, report...
  • First stem cell transplant on Chilean leukemia patient (umbilical cord blood stem cells)

    07/23/2009 10:58:38 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 3 replies · 386+ views
    AFP / Yahoo ^ | 7/23/09 | n/a
    SANTIAGO (AFP) – A middle-aged leukemia patient has became Chile's first patient to receive stem cells from an umbilical cord in a radical procedure that could cure the disease, health officials here said Thursday. The 48-year-old man received the transplanted cells on Monday from samples stored in the so-called "Bank of Life" institute, said doctors at Santiago's Catholic University Hospital, where the operation was performed...
  • New U of T strategy will boost cord blood stem cells (Toronto furthers use of umbilical cells)

    10/18/2005 7:16:42 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 4 replies · 336+ views
    EurekAlert ^ | October 18, 2005 | Staff
    Therapeutic use for umbilical cord blood may broaden A team of bioengineers led by the University of Toronto has discovered a way to increase the yield of stem cells from umbilical cord blood, to an extent which could broaden therapeutic use of these cells. In a paper published in the October issue of Experimental Hematology, researchers working in the University of Toronto's Stem Cell Bioengineering Laboratory have identified an important component blocking the growth of stem cells. U of T scientists discovered stem cells in 1961, and for about two decades researchers around the world have been searching for a...
  • Saving umbilical blood saves lives, says panel

    08/28/2005 1:55:11 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies · 300+ views
    North Jersey Newspapers ^ | 04.15.05 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    Saving umbilical blood saves lives, says panel Friday, April 15, 2005 By LAURAN NEERGAARD ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON - Blood saved from newborns' umbilical cords could help treat about 11,700 Americans a year with leukemia and other devastating diseases, yet most is routinely thrown away, a panel of influential scientists said Thursday in calling for a tripling of the nation's supply. Cord blood is rich in stem cells, the building blocks that produce blood - the same stem cells that make up the bone-marrow transplants that help many people survive certain cancers and other diseases. When frozen from cord blood shortly...
  • South Korean Company Plans First Hospital Dedicated To Umbilical Cord Stem-Cell Treatment

    08/02/2005 1:59:52 PM PDT · by Lori675 · 12 replies · 496+ views
    The self-professed purpose of South Korea’s Histostem Corporation is music to the ears of pro-life advocates waging a difficult war against deadly embryonic stem-cell research. According to its website, Histostem “is pioneering cell-based therapy with stem cells, free of ethical problems.” Hoon Han, CEO of Histostem, received his Ph.D. from the Catholic University of Korea in 1979. There are few who would argue that Histostem’s research and experimentation with treatments involving only stem cells isolated from the blood in umbilical cords collected after birth poses any notable ethical conundrums. The corporation claims numerous successful treatments to date for dozens of...
  • Need opinions on whether or not to bank baby's umbilical cord blood.

    12/02/2004 8:03:39 AM PST · by elisabeth · 54 replies · 1,435+ views
    I would like to solicit opinions on whether I should save the umbilical cord blood of my baby-to-be, who will arrive a few months from now. I am debating between donating the blood to a public bank versus banking it for potential use for my child or another family member. I have come to the conclusion that there is such a small probability that my baby (or someone in our family) would ever be able to use the blood that it may make more sense to donate it. On the other hand, I could never forgive myself if my child...
  • Umbilical Cord Stem cell therapy brings paralyzed to feet

    11/30/2004 8:32:42 AM PST · by tvn · 12 replies · 1,109+ views
    China Daily ^ | November 29, 2004 | China Daily Staff
    A South Korean woman paralyzed for 20 years is walking again after scientists say they repaired her damaged spine using stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood. US researcher holds a box containing vials of human embryonic stem cell cultures. A South Korean woman paralyzed for 20 years is walking again after scientists say they repaired her damaged spine using stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood. [AFP/file] US researcher holds a box containing vials of human embryonic stem cell cultures. A South Korean woman paralyzed for 20 years is walking again after scientists say they repaired her damaged spine...
  • Umbilical Cord Blood Shows Promise for Adults

    11/30/2004 7:45:46 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 4 replies · 409+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 11/26/04 | AP
    "Umbilical cord blood, now used mostly to treat children with leukemia, could save thousands of adults with the disease each year who cannot find bone marrow donors, two large studies indicate."
  • Senators Hear Alternatives to Embryonic Stem Cells: Adult Stem Cells, Umbilical Cord Blood

    06/14/2003 12:35:28 AM PDT · by unspun · 29 replies · 1,101+ views
    kaisernetwork.org ^ | 6/13/2003 | Editors
    Daily Reproductive Health Report National Politics & Policy | Senators Hear 'Alternatives' to Embryonic Stem Cell Research; Adult Stem Cells, Umbilical Cord Blood Touted [Jun 13, 2003]       The Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Space yesterday heard "alternatives" to research using embryonic stem cells, including research using adult stem cells and umbilical cord blood, which some say could be as effective as embryonic stem cells in treating degenerative diseases, the AP/Yahoo! News reports (Abrams, AP/Yahoo! News, 6/12).        Dr. Jean Peduzzi-Nelson of the University of Alabama-Birmingham testified that there is "abundant evidence" that adult stem cells can already...
  • CELLING LIES (Stem Cell Myths exposed by Michael Fumento)

    09/29/2002 8:41:45 AM PDT · by Sabertooth · 65 replies · 1,652+ views
    National Review ^ | September 25th, 2002 | Michael Fumento
    "Promise of Adult Stem Cells Put in Doubt," proclaimed UPI. "Study Deals Blow to Abilities of Adult Stem Cells," declared Scientific American in its online publication. "Study Finds Adult Blood Stem Cells Will Not Transform into Other Tissue Cells," insisted the Associated Press. The fuss concerns an article in the highly respected journal Science detailing efforts of Stanford researchers to trace the development of blood stem cells after placing them into mice whose bone marrow had been destroyed. They reported that blood stem cells replenished marrow but appeared worthless for creating other tissues."Blood-forming stem cells from adults make blood," primary...