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.
STEM cell is a boon towards modern medical research. You name almost any ailment, you may find stem cell therapy as your friend to rescue. But are you aware of the fact that there may arise severe complications after you have undergone a stem cell transplant?
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?
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Better late then never, Indian scientists plans not to throw away the umbilical cord tissue which is enrich with valuable Mesenchymal stem cells, that help to form bone, cartilage, tendon, ligament cell etc.