The average human body consists of about 37 trillion individual cells. These cells include fully developed specialised cells like skin cells, lung cells, and bone cells. It also includes microscopic stem cells, which are powerful cells that perform many important roles in the human body.
An iPad is a nice tool for kids, it plays a great role in exposing them to the world of information technology, make them connect with the outside world and also help them in their academics and other learning process. But the iPad could also act as a dangerous tool that can put the kid and the parents at great financial and social risk if certain precautions are not taken to make it safe and child friendly.
Welcome to the final part of our four-part series on blood cancer, written for Blood Cancer Awareness Month. This article will take a closer look at how cord blood stem cells are used to treat blood cancers.
Your first prenatal check-up is an incredibly exciting time, and it’s natural that you might be feeling a little nervous about it – especially if you’re pregnant with your first child. We’ve put together a little guide to help you understand what to expect at your first prenatal check-up, so you can put your mind at ease and enjoy the experience for what it is.
An exciting new clinical trial is testing the use of stem cells to grow a new immune system for people with Crohn’s Disease. This ground-breaking trial is being led by the Queen Mary University, London with funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
One of the favourite summer activities for young children is swimming. However, it can also be a dangerous activity if the proper precautions are not taken. Setting up pool fences and pool alarms (if you have a backyard pool) as well as setting up pool rules are just some of the ways you can make swimming safe for your kids. Here are some tips about swimming pool safety for your children:
Welcome to part three in our series for Blood Cancer Awareness Month. This article will take a closer look at the treatments that are available for blood cancer.
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:
A group of researchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have developed a new technique that can expand stem cells, greatly increasing the number of cells available for transplants. This new technology is particularly useful for cord blood stem cell transplants, where the available sample sizes are usually quite small.
It can be scary when you have a new baby and have to care for this tiny little bundle. They are so fragile and uncertain of the world and sometimes as a new mother, this can make you even more nervous. Here are some tips for your baby's first bath:
Welcome to part two in our series on blood cancer. This series is our contribution to Blood Cancer Awareness Month. In this article, we will share the signs and symptoms of blood cancer.
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.
Researchers from the University of Minnesota have developed an innovative technology that uses stem cells to treat spinal cord injuries. The technique used 3D-printed nerve stem cells to repair an injury site on the spine, allowing signals to travel up and down the spine successfully.
One of the most important purchasing decisions for first-time parents is the correct car seat for their child. There are some important technical issues you must keep in mind and the most expensive seat isn’t always the best! Here are five useful tips for choosing a child car seat for new parents.
September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month! To commemorate this important event, we are going to publish a four-part series of articles on the topic of blood cancer. These articles will give you some background information on blood cancer and explain the role that cord blood stem cells play in treating blood cancer.
On this article, we'll start with some facts you need to know about blood cancer.
It can be a shock to the system when you see the number on the scales increase faster than you thought possible during pregnancy. And for some mothers-to-be, weight gain could be something you desperately want to control.
In this article, we’ll talk about the simple ways on how to keep your weight gain on track when you’re pregnant.
Lucy Watters is a bubbly 6-year-old girl from Seattle who has experienced a very difficult start to life. She has been fighting a battle with leukaemia since being diagnosed in 2014. Fortunately, Lucy will soon be able to access a cord blood transplant which may finally help her beat this deadly form of blood cancer.