A new experimental therapy utilizes stem cells to treat cerebral palsy in children.
Due to the initial success of an experiment conducted by Duke University, doctors in Spain are now attempting a clinical trial in which stem cells are utilized to treat children with cerebral palsy. According to Dr. Luis Mader, the doctor performing the transplants, “Though this type of treatment is still in its very early stages, it is believed that regenerative therapies with stem cells could be a therapeutic option to regenerate the nerve tissue and repair brain damage.” Continue reading →
Saving stem cells in cord blood ensures access to emerging regenerative therapies.
As reported by the Wall Street Journal, adult stem cell therapies are advancing rapidly; with researchers utilizing stem cells to treat an expanding range of disease, trauma and injury. The article highlights the increasing use of cord blood to treat a variety of ailments such as; Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury and immune deficiencies such as diabetes. Continue reading →
In November 2008, a little boy suffered from cardiac arrest resulting in severe brain damage and a persistent vegetative state with his body paralyzed. These symptoms represent what is known as ‘infantile’ cerebral palsy, which has no known treatment. Despite the bleak prognosis, the boy’s parents found a way to drastically change their son’s life; through a transplant using his own stem cells that they chose to bank when he was born.