Genetic Code Edited in Stem Cells to Study Disease-Causing Changes

A group of scientists has managed to make changes to human stem cells that control how genes are suppressed or activated. The findings could allow doctors to change genes that are responsible for causing certain diseases and it was recently published in the journal Science.

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Common Treatments Available for Cataracts in Children

If you're child has cataracts then it's likely they're going to need immediate treatment. As part of Cataract Awareness Month, this blog post is part of a series helping to raise awareness around the issue of cataracts in children, how to identify them and how they're treated.

Treatment is only really required if the cataract is impairing your child's vision. Many children have cataracts without requiring further treatment. Instead, they're monitored carefully through regular eye checkups.

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Using Stem Cells to Grow Working Inner Ear Parts to Treat Deafness

More than 360 million people around the world have significant levels of hearing loss. About 70 million of those 360 million are profoundly deaf and cannot hear at all. Having hearing loss can make it difficult to work and may cause social isolation.

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The Benefits of Saving Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells

A newborn baby’s umbilical cord blood contains stem cells which have a high level of therapeutic value. Among the stem cells from the cord blood are hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), which are currently used to treat more than 80 different illnesses.

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Sleep Tips for Pregnant Women during Hot Summer Nights

Pregnancy affects everyone differently. So when it comes to how you're affected by the hot summer nights, a lucky few will be able to sleep throughout the night without disruption. Others, however, won't be so lucky. Our top tips for pregnant women will help you to sleep better and cope during the heat.

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Two Stem Cell Discoveries Promise to Advance Cystic Fibrosis Research

Stem cells have been the focus of many research projects in recent years. There are dozens of groundbreaking stem cell discoveries each year — all of which have the potential to change the face of medicine.

Scientists in the United States have published some of the most important stem cell discoveries. Their latest findings might lead to a treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF), a deadly disease that damages a person’s lungs.

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5 Tips to Prevent Cataracts in Children

This month we're taking part in Cataract Awareness Month with a series of blog posts to help raise awareness for cataracts, especially in children. As part of this series, this blog is going to look at the simple ways you can help prevent cataracts.

Although there is no scientific evidence to help prevent the formation of cataracts, these top five tips can help reduce the risk of your child developing them.

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Blood Study Insight Could Improve Stem Cell Therapy Success

Scientists in the United Kingdom have identified an important enzyme that helps the body produce fresh blood cells. This is an important discovery that could greatly improve stem cell therapy success rates.

Many patients receive a stem cell therapy to restore their body’s ability to create blood cells. Stem cell treatments are often used to treat cancer, metabolic disorders, immune system disorders, and metabolic disorders. The enzyme in question may greatly improve the success of these treatments.

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Why Save Your Baby’s Umbilical Cord Blood with Cells4Life


Cells4Life is one of the leading umbilical cord blood storage companies in the UK, with many years of experience and a proven track record.  We are a dedicated, science-led organisation that offers the most advanced technologies for processing and storing umbilical cord blood.

By choosing Cells4Life to store your baby’s umbilical cord blood, you are ensuring that this precious sample will be safe for future use.

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Summer Vacation Tips for Pregnant Women Who Love to Travel

Summer is often the favourite season for many and perhaps the best time of the year to go on vacation. Just because you're pregnant, that doesn't mean you have to miss out on a summer vacation but there are some important things to remember. Take a look at this blog post for top tips for pregnant women going on vacation.

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