Friday, April 10, 2009

Stem Cells Make Prime Time on Oprah Show

Michale J. Fox and Dr. Oz joined Oprah to discuss potential cures for Parkinson's, which included the important role that stem cells will play in this process.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Facebook Group for Cord Blood Parents

A new Facebook group has recently come online for parents who have banked their baby's cord blood.

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Adult & Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells Are What Work

U.S. Rep. J. Randy Forbes argues that the science points to adult stem-cells (which he defines as being derived from “umbilical cords, wisdom teeth, amniotic fluid and various tissues”) as regenerative medicine’s partner, not embryonic.

Rep. Forbes has introduced bipartisan legislation, “Patients First Act” (H.R. 877) requiring that federal dollars spent on stem cell research be spent on adult stem-cell research.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Regenerative Medicine Coalition Using Cord Blood Stem Cells

A coalition for the use of cord blood stem cells in regenerative medicine was announced recently. This group will promote the research and studies involved in using newborn umbilical cord blood stem cells in such cases as cerebral palsy, tramatic brain injury (TBI), and juvenile diabetes.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

New Cord Blood Stem Cell Blog

The Stem Cell Source opened for business last week, providing a new source of news and information from the Cord Blood Registry, the largest family stem cell bank in the world.

Their first post was a look at the difference between cord blood stem cells and other types, specifically embryonic.

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Stem Cell Research Opened by President Obama

In a historic move forward today, Present Barak Obama opened the doors once again for scientists to learn more about the life saving qualities found in stem cells.

Cord blood stem cells have never been at issue, but we hope that this renewed focus on stem cells will also help raise awareness for the autologous use in regenerative medicine for newborn stem cells.

Regenerative medicine - learn more about regenerative medicine and cord blood stem cells, currently used in treatments for cerebral palsy and juvenile diabetes. Other trials are sought for TBI (Tramatic Brain Injury).

Friday, March 6, 2009

Center for Regenerative Medicine - Cord Blood Stem Cells

The CBR Center for Regenerative Medicine to Help Initiate Hearing Loss Study

Cord Blood Registry also announced today that it is in discussions with three leading medical institutions to launch a clinical study that will evaluate the use of a child's own newborn stem cells to treat hearing loss caused by an accident or severe illness.

The research will be facilitated and coordinated by The CBR Center for Regenerative Medicine, which was established by Cord Blood Registry as a scientific research collaborative with leading medical research institutions from around the country. The company estimates that more than 600 children already banked with CBR may have some form of severe hearing loss. The CBR Center for Regenerative Medicine is currently screening potential candidates for this study.