April 2006

Cord Blood Banking& Stem Cell29 Apr 2006 09:09 am

An Appeal: Please Donate Cord Blood Stem Cells To Save Blood Cancer Patients

Justin Van Baalen was a champion swimmer for Laramie High School. As a student at the
University of Wyoming, the strong, athletic, successful Van Baalen learned how fragile the body can be. He was diagnosed with blood cancer.

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Stem Cell29 Apr 2006 08:56 am

Stem Cell Transplantation Saves Child Fighting Rare Autoimmune Disease

Luckily for Dakota, a five years old child, when an expectant mother agreed to be a stem cell donor and donated the blood from her umbilical cord after giving birth.

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Stem Cell25 Apr 2006 02:05 am

Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation Breakthrough

A report on embryonic stem (ES) cells differentiation, with potential implications for future regenerative therapies published by a team of researchers primarily from the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.

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Multiple Sclerosis& Stem Cell24 Apr 2006 09:29 am

Free From Mutiple Sclerosis Pain After 12 Years; Thanks to Pioneering Stem Cell Research

A Scottish man (Mark Westwell, 45), with multiple sclerosis (MS) claims to be pain-free for the first time in 12 years after a controversial stem-cell procedure in a Co Cork clinic, which is at the centre of an investigation.

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Stem Cell24 Apr 2006 09:13 am

Court Rejects California Stem Cell Research Challenge

A Hayward judge ruled Friday that California’s $3 billion stem cell initiative does not violate state law, a decision that, if upheld on appeal, would free up funds for the controversial research program that have been on hold for more than a year.

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Stem Cell24 Apr 2006 02:41 am

Thai Mothers Embrace Cord Blood Banking

Wealthy Thai mothers embrace cord blood banking by depositing their new born babies’ blood in what is hoped to be a precautionary measure should their kids need stem cell transplants in future if they were to develop lethal blood-related complications like thalassemia and leukemia.
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Stem Cell22 Apr 2006 01:34 am

Court Refuses To Block Illinois Governor’s Stem Cell Research Initiative

An Illinois judge has denied to block an executive order Gov. Rod Blagojevich issued to spend millions of taxpayer dollars on unproven embryonic stem cell research, unbeknownst to state lawmakers.
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Cord Blood Banking& Stem Cell21 Apr 2006 09:12 am

UK-Based Laboratory Leads World in StemCell Processing And Storage

A Plymouth, UK-based laboratory is fast emerging as the world’s leading stem cell processing and storage centre as a landmark collected sample arrives.

Stem cell collection specialist Smart Cells International has chosen BioVault in Plymouth International Business Park to store its 5000th stem cell sample. Smart Cells has now collected stem cells in 40 countries, with the vast majority being stored in Plymouth. BioVault undertakes all Smart Cells’s cord blood preparation and storage in an environment designed to comply with all current and foreseeable European medical guidelines and practices.
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Heart& Stem Cell21 Apr 2006 02:01 am

Stem Cell Heart Study To Begin in Thailand

Stemcell study in curing heart disease will be officially started in Thailand according to a report in the Bangkok Post.

Some forty patients will be tested over two months - with 20 receiving stem cells transplanted into their hearts and the rest given normal medical treatment - to determine the effectiveness of the treatment.
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Stem Cell20 Apr 2006 07:16 am

Australia Pushes For Stem Cell Research Leadership

Australia is hoping a collaboration involving a U.S. university could make it the global leader in stem cell research, but experts doubt that will happen any time soon.

Australian Premier Steve Bracks says, this historic initiative will cement Victoria as a global leader in stem cell research and allow our leading stem cell researchers to work alongside their Californian counterparts.
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