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New Study Uses Cord Blood in Treatment of Stroke in Children

  A new clinical trial, treating children who have suffered stroke, with their own cord blood is about to begin in the United States. Aiming to enrol 10 pediatric patients ,who have been diagnosed with an arterial ischemic stroke (AIS) around the time of their birth, the study will be carried out at the University…

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New FDA trial to ‘cure’ autism with cord blood

  The start of an FDA approved clinical trial using umbilical cord blood stem cells to ‘cure’ autism was launched in the USA yesterday (21 August 2012). Dr. Michael Chez, director of pediatric neurology at Sutter Neuroscience Institute in Sacramento, Calif., said he and his colleagues have been processing the trial for more than a…

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Kiwi cord blood success stories

Israeli toddler gets a second chance – thanks to Kiwi cord blood success story An Israeli toddler with a brain injury is now able to walk with a walker and wave her hand which had been previously paralyzed. After finding Kiwi child Maia Friedlanders story on the internet they realised their child’s stored cord blood…

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Why Frances is still fighting for Shai

Why Frances is still fighting for Shai When Shai Verter died, on the day she was due to start school, her mother Frances had two choices. Become lost in her grief or help other parents learn from her experience. She chose to help others and the website she built – “Parents Guide to Cord Blood…

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“I’m so happy I didn’t die…”

We all get a chance to share Frances Everall’s joy  this week as she celebrates 4 years free from the deadly cancer that nearly claimed her life. In an exclusive interview with Woman’s Day 7 November 2011 (on sale from today), Frances and her family enjoy a party they never thought they’d see. Thanks to her cord…

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Study seeks cord blood cure for Type 2 Diabetes

A study at Shandong University in China is currently recruiting participants to investigate the efficacy of cord blood stem cells to treat Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is by far the most common form of diabetes. In New Zealand about 270,000 people have Type 2 diabetes and about one third of cases of Type…

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Milestone for Kiwi cord blood cancer survivor – 4 years in remission

Next month will see Aucklander, Frances Everall celebrating the fourth anniversary since her successful reinfusion with her cord blood stem cells, a very special milestone her family never thought she’d see. In 2007, aged just four, Frances Everall was diagnosed with a Stage 4 Neuroblastoma (a cancer of the nervous system) and one of the…

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Can autologous cord blood stem cells cure hearing loss in children?

Back in 2009, we reported on research from Italy published in the journal Cell Transplantation that investigated whether hearing loss due to cochlear damage could be repaired by transplanting cord blood stem cells. At the time the research team carried out their testing on animal models. Moving forward to 2011, the research is now ready…

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Maia’s story raises $65,000 for medical research in NZ

Over $65,000 will be invested in research into regenerative and stem cell medicine in New Zealand – thanks to Maia Friedlander and her family. The unique fundraiser was sponsored by The Friedlander Foundation. Daniel & Jillian Friedlander are the parents of Auckland girl Maia, who was the first New Zealand to benefit from a reinfusion…

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