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A promising new approach to treating colorectal cancer involves disarming the gene that drives self-renewal in the stem cells that are the root cause of disease, treatment resistance, and relapse. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the Western world. “This is the first step toward clinically applying the principles of […]

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Scientists in Australia have grown the world’s first kidney from stem cells – a tiny organ which could eventually help to reduce the wait for transplants. The breakthrough, published in the journal Nature Cell Biology, followed years of research and involved the transformation of human skin cells into an organoid – a functioning “mini-kidney” with […]

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Cord-Blood Engraftment with Ex Vivo Mesenchymal-Cell Coculture

December 16, 2013

Check out this new research from the New England Journal of Medicine: Poor engraftment due to low cell doses restricts the usefulness of umbilical-cord-blood transplantation. Researchers hypothesized that engraftment would be improved by transplanting cord blood that was expanded ex vivo with mesenchymal stromal cells. The study’s findings support the hypothesis that transplantation of mesenchymal-cell–expanded […]

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Ken’s Journey to Recovery – A Stem Cell Autism Miracle

September 18, 2013

This is an amazing story about one young Autistic boy’s journey to recovery through the use of stem cells. Both inspirational and heart-warming, it is worth discovering the story of this brave young boy and his road to recovery. Pin It Tweet

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Cord Blood Banking Video – How it Works

September 16, 2013

Have you ever wanted to know more about stem cells, cord blood collection and how it can save lives? Watch this video to find the answers to your questions about cord blood. Pin It Tweet

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All About Mom

September 13, 2013

As many moms know, choosing to nurse sometimes leaves you in a bind while out in public. Finding a comfortable, clean place to breastfeed – or even pump – can be an ordeal. Well, thanks to Mamava co-founder Sascha Mayer, nursing moms flying out of Burlington International Airport won’t have that issue. The first of […]

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The Value of Cord Blood

September 10, 2013

There are so many decisions you are faced with as an expectant parent that you may become overwhelmed. One decision that should be easy is choosing to bank your baby’s umbilical cord blood according to Duke Medicine. Pointing out that over 4,000 cord blood transplants are performed each year, Duke wants parents to know the […]

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Healthy Baby, Healthy Meals

August 15, 2013

While many of us now indulge in the deliciousness of veggies, we might not have been as fond of them as a child. If you now find yourself facing this struggle with your little ones, we found some great recipes from PopSugar Mom to help sneak in some veggies into meal times. Not only yummy, […]

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MSCs Cure Corneal Defects in Mice

August 13, 2013

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been used by researchers to restore vision for mice suffering from corneal defects of Mucopolysaccharidosis VII. As previously reported, other researchers have discovered that MSCs will play a major role in future clinical therapies using Regenerative Medicine. This new study is a great example of their powerful potential. Read more […]

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Healthy Baby, Healthy Planet

August 8, 2013

We are always on the lookout for healthy tips here at FamilyCord. We were happy to find FitPregnancy’s article on how you can keep thinking healthy for both you and the planet, even during pregnancy. Check it out and share with us any other tips you have for our expectant families! http://www.fitpregnancy.com/pregnancy/health/5-ways-have-green-pregnancy Pin It Tweet

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