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Using Stem Cells to Treat Retinitis Pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is an inherited eye disease that affects about 1 in 4,000 people. It causes the breakdown and loss of cells in the retina, eventually causing blindness. Symptoms of this condition usually begin in childhood, with most people going blind before they reach 40-years-of-age.

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5 Essential Dental Care Tips for Pregnant Women

Many women suffer from problems with their gums and teeth during their pregnancy, and although many will skip their regular check-up, it’s vital that you take note of how to correctly care for your teeth during this time. This blog post is going to look at the five most important dental care tips for pregnant women.

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Genetically Modified Skin Grown Using Stem Cells Saved a Boy's Life

German scientists have published new research that shows how to grow genetically modified skin cells using stem cells.  They managed to grow the skin and use it to treat a young boy with a life-threatening condition.  The research was recently published in the journal Nature.  The findings could revolutionise the way that burn victims and people with severe skin diseases are treated.

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Stem Cell Therapy Combats a Rare Immune Disorder for 4-Year-Old Boy

At first glance, Jovon Moss looks like any other happy 4-year-old. Dressed in a Flash costume, he has a big grin on his face and is happy to chat about anything. Unfortunately, Jovon is not like most other children. He has been battling a rare, life-threatening immune disorder.

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8 Tips on Managing Your Pregnancy While Working

Discovering you're pregnant is a very exciting time and one that you definitely want to make the most of, but between now and then, you will still need to go to work and juggle your working life around your pregnancy. Although it will be mostly straightforward, there are going to be certain things you need to think about. So how do you manage your pregnancy while working?

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Stem Cells Reversed Damage Caused By Neuro-Muscular Disorder

Researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that an infusion of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) may be able to treat a neuro-muscular disorder called Friedreich's ataxia.

The researchers performed tests on mice and confirmed that stem cells and progenitor cells were capable of halting cellar damage caused by the condition. The findings of this research were published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

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7 Essential Beauty Tips for Pregnant Women

During pregnancy, every woman goes through an alarming amount of hormonal changes and for some, this can play havoc with their beauty regime. Learning to deal with those hormonal changes and the effect it has on your skin and body will be important.

Every pregnancy is different and that also means that every woman’s hormonal change will also be different, but what can you do to keep on top of it? This blog post is going to look at 7 essential beauty tips for pregnant women.

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5 Facts about Cells4Life Cord Blood Bank You Should Know

It is important to thoroughly research the private cord blood banks that you are interested in before choosing one. After all — your child’s umbilical cord blood is an important medical resource that could someday save their life. To help you learn more about Cells4Life, here are 5 important facts about us!

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Essential Nutrients Your Baby Needs for Growth and Development

Vitamins and other nutrients are vital to the growth and development for your baby. Ensuring they have what they need in their diet will also help them to be a happier and healthier child. This article is going to look at the most important nutrients your baby needs for growth and development.

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Should You Save Your Baby’s Umbilical Cord Tissue?

Once parents have decided to preserve their child’s umbilical cord stem cells, the next question is how much material should be preserved? Previously, only the umbilical cord blood was preserved, but research has shown great potential from the umbilical cord tissue itself.

Whilst umbilical cord blood is rich in Hematopoietic stem cells (HSC), the cord tissue is rich in Mesenchymal (MSC) which has another set of potential medical applications. Cells4Life cord tissue storage keeps the umbilical cord intact, retaining the tissue and the stems cells it contains.

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