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Scientists Find A New Way to Expand Cord Blood Stem Cells

Jun 8, 2016 1:00:46 PM / by Karina Palomares posted in Cord Blood, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, hematopoietic stem cells, Stem Cells, Uncategorized

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McMaster University researchers discovered how an RNA-binding protein regulates self-renewal capacity of cord blood stem cells.

Human umbilical cord blood was once discarded as medical waste, but is now known to be a rich source of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). Cord blood stem cells can be potentially used in the treatment of various diseases of the blood, including cancer and other genetic disorders. However, as with other HSC sources, the total number of functional and engraftable stem cells still remains the limiting variable that strongly impacts transplantation success. Identifying methods for robust expansion of HSCs is necessary to generate an inexhaustible source of stem cells for use in regenerative medicine.

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Clinical Trial Results for Type 1 Diabetes: Using Stem cells to Halt the Immune Attack

Feb 25, 2015 1:00:03 PM / by Daisy posted in clinical trial, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, immunomodulation, Stem Cell Therapy, type 1 diabetes

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Redistributing immune cells through unpacking and repacking stem cells in the bone marrow shows promise in type 1 diabetes.

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Clinical Trial Results for Cord Blood Transplantation in Cancer Patients

Jan 19, 2015 1:00:02 PM / by Daisy posted in blood cancer, bone marrow transplantation, clinical trial, cord blood transplantation, hematological cancer, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, research, stem cell transplantation

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The effect on outcome and survival of cancer patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation with two units of cord blood versus one.

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