July 2007

16 Jul 2007 12:40 pm

Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant Better Than Bone Marrow Transplant in Leukemia Treatment for Children

John WagnerUniversity of Minnesota-led study, published in June 9, 2007 issue of the journal Lancet, has shown that children with Leukemia did just as well with umbilical cord blood transplant as with bone marrow transplant. The best part of the news is that the cord blood didn’t have to be matched to the recipient; as long as the degree of mismatch was limited and the number of cord blood cells available was sufficient.

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15 Jul 2007 12:53 am

Type 1 Diabetes Treatment With Cord Blood Transplantation

Cord blood which is rich in immune regulatory cells, transplantation can help to reduce type-1 diabetes of children, by restarting children’s immune systems.
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15 Jul 2007 12:40 am

Public Cord Blood Banks Establishment Bill Approved For Final Readings

Senate Health Committee has approved a bill to establish a statewide public umbilical blood collection program to promote the life-saving potential of stem cells derived from the cord blood.
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15 Jul 2007 12:07 am

Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation Treatement for Leukemia Patients

A new hope for leukemia patients that transplantation of umbilical cord blood is as effective for them as bone marrow transplantation. A University of Minnesota-led study has shown that the Patients receiving cord blood had the same five-year leukemia-free survival rates as those who received bone marrow.
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11 Jul 2007 02:57 am

Bush Vetoes Embryonic Stem Cell Research Bill Again

American President George Bush vetoes stem cell bill saying that the destruction of human embryos is a “moral line” he won’t allow the nation to cross. Instead he’s emphasizing research on other kinds of cells as potential avenues to disease cures, research he says wouldn’t “create, harm or destroy” human life.
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11 Jul 2007 02:42 am

New Stemcell Source Discovered

A new way to harvest stem cells from non-viable embryos was discovered in Scotland by Roslin Cells, a spin-off of the Roslin Institute.
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