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  • researchers
  • Newcastle University researchers have successfully 'grown' a human liver the size of a penny with the help of umbilical cord blood. (medgadget.com)
  • Described as a 'Eureka moment' by the Newcastle University researchers, the tissue was created from blood taken from babies' umbilical cords just a few minutes after birth. (medgadget.com)
  • Umbilical cord blood could hold the key to restoring the learning and memory ability that declines with age, find researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine in California. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • US researchers have received approval to test whether cord blood stem cells could be used to reverse hearing loss in children. (bionews.org.uk)
  • Researchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research and collaborators have identified a way to expand blood-forming, adult stem cells from human umbilical cord blood (hUCB). (news-medical.net)
  • Human umbilical cord blood can rejuvenate learning and memory in older mice, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. (eurekalert.org)
  • The researchers identified a protein, abundant in human cord blood but decreasingly so with advancing age, that had the same effect when injected into the animals. (eurekalert.org)
  • Comparing blood plasma from 19- to 24-year-olds, 61- to 82-year-olds and umbilical cords, researchers identified age-associated changes in a number of proteins. (eurekalert.org)
  • To distinguish the effects of old, young and "youngest" human blood on hippocampal function, the researchers used immune-deficient laboratory mice that could be given repeated injections of human plasma without experiencing negative immune reactions. (eurekalert.org)
  • For years, hospitals and researchers have been testing blood samples from the umbilical cords of newborn babies to assess the risk of allergy. (healthcanal.com)
  • However, researchers from COPSAC (Copenhagen Studies on Asthma in Childhood) at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen recently discovered indications that IgE in the blood of the umbilical cord could originate from the mother, and decided to conduct a focused study on this. (healthcanal.com)
  • The researchers subsequently determined how much IgE originated from the mother by using hypersensitive analyses of IgE in the blood of the umbilical cord, blood from the mother, and blood from the baby six months after birth. (healthcanal.com)
  • Researchers found that a protein in human umbilical cord blood plasma improved learning and memory in older mice, but there's no indication it would work in people. (apr.org)
  • On the other hand, researchers weren't able to replicate some of the most eye-catching findings and another study concluded that, in mice that swapped blood without being connected surgically, the negative effects of being exposed to old blood outweighed the benefits of getting young blood. (apr.org)
  • Canadian researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto have found that the umbilical cord, which is usually discarded after the cord blood has been harvested for future use, in fact has the potential to become a "virtually inexhaustible" source of mesenchymal stem cells that could help researchers avoid the ethical debate surrounding embryonic stem cells. (stemcellumbilicalcordblood.com)
  • Researchers are finding more reasons to bank cord blood every year. (cordbloodbanking.com)
  • Since cells found in cord blood adapt and grow in different environments, researchers believe cord blood may be the solution to many dangerous health conditions. (cordbloodbanking.com)
  • According to medical researchers, children with stored cord blood will have more medical options later in life. (cordbloodbanking.com)
  • While the stem cell count is smaller during a cord blood transplant, these cells multiply quickly, and researchers are studying new methods to increase cells naturally. (cordbloodbanking.com)
  • Researchers at the Salk Institute have released a statement that says they've reprogrammed cord blood cells to make them extremely similar to embryonic stem cells. (stemcellumbilicalcordblood.com)
  • Although these diseases aren't currently treated with umbilical cord steam cells, researchers are exploring ways to treat them (and many more) with cord blood. (stemcellcordblood.net)
  • Although there are no current uses, researchers are excited about the benefits cord tissue stem cells may offer in potential future users, such as regenerative medicine. (publiccordbloodbanks.org)
  • Researchers are actively investigating if cord blood might be used to treat various other diseases. (publiccordbloodbanks.org)
  • adult
  • This development could make these cells available to more people, and be more readily accepted in those who undergo adult stem cell treatments for conditions such as leukemia, blood disorders, immune system diseases, and other types of cancers, but who do not have an appropriate available bone marrow match. (news-medical.net)
  • Adult stem cells from umbilical cords are more likely to be a match for more people because there are fewer compatibility requirements than for a bone marrow transplant. (news-medical.net)
  • But adult patients need two cords' worth of blood per treatment, and there aren't enough cord units available for everyone who needs the treatment. (news-medical.net)
  • If we can expand cord adult stem cells, that could potentially decrease the number of cords needed per treatment. (news-medical.net)
  • This work represents a path forward by demonstrating the ability to reliably expand adult stem cells from umbilical cord blood in the laboratory without terminally differentiating the cells into more mature and relatively short-lived blood cells,' says Joseph McGuirk, MD, professor of medicine and medical director of blood and marrow transplant at the University of Kansas Health System, who was not directly involved with the study. (news-medical.net)
  • Scientists believe this is the main reason that treating adult patients with cord blood is so difficult: adults are larger and need more HSCs than children. (stemcellcordblood.net)
  • donors
  • They turn to cord-bank donors because they do not have a stem-cell match among their siblings or don't have siblings. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Bolster Mills explained that the ITxM cord-blood bank relies on word of mouth among obstetricians, obstetric nurses and childbirth educators to recruit new donors. (chicagotribune.com)
  • The lack of cord blood donors is especially acute for people from Asian, black, mixed race or other ethnic backgrounds and one of the targets of the report is to increase donations from these groups. (bionews.org.uk)
  • Since bone marrow donors are lacking, especially with ethnic minorities, cord blood donations are helpful. (cordbloodbanking.com)
  • 2. When instances comes you don't have to look for suitable donors because the donated blood is all yours and no one has any declare over it. (blogspot.com)
  • HSCs
  • HSCs can become any type of blood cell or cellular blood component inside the body, including white blood cells and red blood cells. (cordbloodbanking.com)
  • The cord blood is transplanted into the patient, where the HSCs can make new, healthy blood cells to replace those damaged by the patient's disease or by a medical treatment such as chemotherapy for cancer. (stemcellcordblood.net)
  • Much research is focused on trying to increase the number of HSCs that can be obtained from one cord blood sample by growing and multiplying the cells in the laboratory. (stemcellcordblood.net)
  • Spinal Cord I
  • Spinal cord injury may cause permanent changes in strength, sensation, and other body functions. (natera.com)
  • Animal studies have shown that UCB cells are beneficial when transplanted shortly after spinal cord injury. (chinascinet.org)
  • Lithium chloride reinforces the regeneration-promoting effect of chondroitinase ABC on rubrospinal neurons after spinal cord injury. (chinascinet.org)