In a groundbreaking new study, researchers have managed to successfully treat a critically ill COVID-19 patient using umbilical cord stem cells. If the treatment can be replicated, it has the potential to save many thousands of lives.
One of the reasons why the COVID-19 pandemic has been so dangerous is that researchers know very little about how the virus behaves. They are still trying to understand how it can be treated and there is no effective vaccine currently available.
COVID-19 is a dangerous form of coronavirus which has rapidly spread around the globe in recent months. With a high rate of transmissibility and high death rate, COVID-19 has already been declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Authority (WHO).
In one of the most interesting scientific breakthroughs of the year so far, researchers have successfully tested a handheld 3D printer that can print layers of skin using stem cells. The printer can be used to treat burns victims and speed up the healing process for other injuries.
Wayne Channon, the Cells4Life chairman and Stabilitech Biopharma Ltd., has signed a deal this month with China’s National Academy of Science for £10 million, to ramp up work to find an oral vaccine for the coronavirus.
Giving birth is an exciting moment but it can also be very stressful especially for first time parents. To help make sure that you will be able to collect the cord blood here are some of the important things you should do when saving the cord blood.
Having a second baby is what most parents look forward to in most cases as they truly want a companion for the first child. In as much as this is fun, in some cases it might be a worry especially if proper preparations were not made before the birth of the second child.
So, before having a second baby, it will be a great idea if the below listed factors are considered and adequate preparation are made to ensure that everything is in place to avoid any possible problems. Some of these factors to consider when planning for a second baby include:
Many people might not know just how effective cord blood banking actually is. Cord blood banking is nowadays highly regarded among the medical community as well as many parents, who are aware of the positive effects that it can bring for future sickness and medical conditions.
If you are one of those parents who decided to save your baby's cord blood, signing the contract and paying the initial deposit is just the first step. Here's a simple guide for a successful cord blood banking experience.
Shortly after she was born, Scottish toddler Adeline Davidson was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer called myelodysplasia. This type of cancer is very uncommon, only affecting an estimated 1 in 250,000 children. After her diagnosis, Adeline was forced to have a blood transfusion each week just to stay alive.
There are many things a mother-to-be will worry about during pregnancy and the health of the baby is likely to be at the top of the list. There is a wealth of pregnancy advice out there both online and via word of mouth which means that it can often be confusing with what's right and what's wrong. Here is a quick guide on what foods you should avoid as much as possible when you’re pregnant.