PATNA - Cryobanks International India, a cord blood stem cell banker, is eying to expand its network in Bihar where awareness of stem cell banking is still very low, a company official said.
Some 8,000 mothers who give birth at Brigham and Women’s Hospital each year can now donate blood from their umbilical cords to a public bank where it may be a match for someone facing a life-threatening disease.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will soon have a separate mechanism for reviewing and monitoring stem cell research in the country. This will ensure that patients are not being mislead in the name of stem cell therapy or miracle cure. Full article »
Confused? But true. Think about it, by donating your stem cells you are helping a life to relive. In this way your cells are getting incorporated within that person, and you are living in him or her, too. Whenever you are depressed you can go to him or her and you will be welcomed with a smile that will take away all the tensions from your life. And it is a well proven fact that with a lower mental stress you can live long.
Mercedes Walton, CEO of Cryo-Cell International, one of the largest and most established family cord blood banks, is praising legislative progress to date and encouraging continued momentum for existing bills through the second half of the year.
GRAFT vs host disease has been a common chronic disease in older days when tissue grafting derived from other people had been a common practise until the advent of artificial implants. Present day stem cell therapy involves transplantations which has again given triggered the frequency of the disease again. A new therapy has come up to solve the problem, but will it be effective enough?
Stem cell transplant help eight years old girl Thamirabharuni, get rid of the deadly genetic blood disorder thalassemia. The transplant was done on last March, almost 100 days after the stem cell treatment one can surely say that the girl is cured from thalassemia.
WASHINGTON - Scientists at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Oakland, California, have discovered a new method to obtain large numbers of hematopoietic stem cell from human term placenta.
This is a very “catch 22″ situation that every newly gifted parents face. Whom to give the cord blood? The public banks will be a better choice or it is to be donated to the private ones. People are adviced with a plenty of suggestion by dozens of wisemen. But you need to know the right way to choose.
Ever wondered how the researchers distinguish and separate these stem cells from the cord blood? Presently we hear a lot about stem cell therapies and obtaining stem cells from bone marrow or umbilical cord blood cells. Lets read through the article and find some complex defined theory of the scientists in simpler words, for you to understand.