The Imperial College of London has conducted a pilot study involving human trials of a stem cell treatment for acute stroke. The research, published on August 8, 2014, showed that five patients were treated within a week of a severe stroke. Of these five patients, four had a more severe type of stroke, and statistics […]
Most Commonly Asked Questions about Cord Blood Banking
On your last check-up, you might have come across a cord blood banking pamphlet in the waiting room. While there are so many people who were willing you giving free advice about the benefits of saving your baby’s cord blood, it is but natural that you find yourself swarmed with a belly full of questions. […]
How is Cord Blood Collected and Stored?
The science of bio-preservation spells out techniques like hypothermic storage, cryopreservation and vitrification in a clinical environment. The new market report on “Umbilical Cord Blood Banking Market,” released by Persistence Market Research on September 12, 2014, states that there would be an exponential demand for cell banking by 2020, owing to the multiple cord tissue […]
Current Applications and Future Challenges to Stem Cell Therapy
Did you know that there has been an ongoing ethical debate surrounding stem cell therapy? And to this end, cord blood has brought in hopes for treating diseases using the umbilical cord stem cells. This has received much appreciation, especially since it was a much need solution to the used of primitive cells drawn from […]
What Should I Know About Umbilical Cord Blood Care?
Did you know that, according to an article published in The Times of India in 2011, 51 babies are born in India every minute? In fact, Uttar Pradesh has about 11 babies born every minute alone, a figure only China exceeds by a small margin. The foetus in the womb receives nourishment through the placenta, […]
Top 10 Things You Should Know About Stem Cell Therapy
“We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.” ~ JK Rowling, British writer There is no dearth of information, when it comes to advancements in stem cell therapy. It can certainly be overwhelming to read through complex medical terminologies, which can prove to be quite confusing for many. […]
Should You Store Your Baby’s Cord Blood?
Dr Satyen Sanghavi, stem cell expert at Regenerative Medical Services, says, “Cord blood banking ensures an exact match for the child and a more likely match for another blood-related family member, should the stem cells be needed for treatment. Unfortunately, if a stem cell treatment is indicated, families who have not privately banked their child’s […]
Common Myths about Cord Blood Banking Busted
Did you know that umbilical cord blood has proved to be a valuable source of stem cells? Did you know that cord blood has been used to save thousands of lives and can treat over forty life threatening diseases? Through cord blood banking, you are preserving a vital medical resource that could someday provide life […]
Stem Cell Research Around The World
Stem cells derived from embryonic cells, adult cells and umbilical cord blood have the properties of self-renewal and potency, making them a huge key to bio-medical advancement. In the past decade, many countries from Europe, Asia and America have collaborated to expand the scope of stem cell research, leading to rapid advances in medical applications. […]
Home Remedies to Keep Anemia at Bay
According to a recent study published in the Journal of Population and Social Studies (Vol. 19, Number 1), over 95% of Indian women and female children suffer from anemia. The study, Prevalence of Iron-Deficiency Anaemia in India: Results from a Large Nationwide Survey, by Ramesh Chellan and Lopamudra Paul, also shows that the prevalence of […]