New Jersey’s leading adversaries, the Catholic bishops, and Assemblyman Neil Cohen, D-Union, finds common ground in the area of adult stem-cell research. In the debate over embryonic stem-cell research they came together on Tuesday to promote the donations of placenta and umbilical-cord blood.
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Advocacy& Stem Cell
19 May 2006 10:20 am
The Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research (CAMR) announced poll results revealing that nearly three-quarters of Americans support embryonic stem cell research and want the Senate to vote on federal funding for stem cell research.
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A 6-year-old Albuquerque boy flew to Tucson today in hopes a stem-cell transplant from an anonymous donor will save his life. His mother had been battling her insurance company for a month, and until Tuesday evening, it was refusing to pay for what it considered an experimental treatment. About five hours after KRQE News 13 began asking questions, Molina Healthcare reversed that decision and agreed to cover the transplantation.
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Cancer& Stem Cell
18 May 2006 10:33 am
University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering researchers will soon begin supplying scientists with enough of the scarce breast stem cells, which is believed to be the leading cause of breast cancer tumours to be analysed in the quest for a cure for breast cancer.
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Healthcare services provider LifeCell has decided to initiated a campaign to market cord blood stem cell banking.
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More than 11,000 British parents have paid to freeze stem cells from the umbilical cords of their newborn babies in order to grow body parts if their child becomes ill.
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Independent study published in Cytotherapy confirms, ‘Umbilical Cord Blood’ derived ‘Stem Cells’ ability to grow and transform into new cells/tissues improved 67% with BioLife’s CryoStor(TM) family products compared to traditional cord blood preservation methodologies.
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Stem cell transplantations are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and considered controversial in the United States - but not in Mexico. And stem cell transplant is the only hope for millions of patients with deadly and debilitating diseases. Who care for borders when life is at stake?
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Most hospitals discard cord blood after baby’s birth, despite the fact that this precious cord blood contains stem cells that can be used in transplants for as many as 80 serious medical problems. Those include the most prevalent types of leukemia, metabolic disorders like Tay-Sachs disease, blood-related conditions such as sickle cell anemia and severe anemia problems.
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The BioArchive is an automated system to cryogenically freeze and store cord blood stem cells, derived from the umbilical cords of infants, which have medical promise for transplants.
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