A Light to Guide Stem Cells to Sites of Injury

A group of Chinese researchers has discovered a way to guide stem cells towards the site of an injury. This discovery is expected to make stem cells much more effective at treating injuries and potentially help scientists develop new types of stem cell treatments. The researchers recently published their findings in Nano Letters.

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Best Steps to Prepare for Pregnancy

When you decide to have a child for the first time, it is important to make adequate preparation for the pregnancy and when the baby arrives. This article will help you go through the pregnancy period with little or no serious complications that may arise due to lack of preparation.

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What is HLA Tissue Typing & Why is it important?

After you have made the decision to store your child’s umbilical cord blood, you are given the option to have HLA tissue typing performed on the blood.  This test is performed to help assess the compatibility of the stem cells with potential recipients.  This kind of test is very important if you believe that the stem cells may be used by someone other than the child they came from.

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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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Researchers Developing Specialised Muscle Cells from Stem Cells

A team of researchers from the Morgridge Institute for Research in Madison led by renowned biologist Jamie Thomson, has developed a new method for creating smooth muscle cells from stem cells. Their process has fewer complications compared to previously developed methods. It will allow them to produce fully functioning arteries for transplantation.

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Your Baby's Development during the Third Trimester of Pregnancy

As your second trimester ends and you enter your third trimester of pregnancy, the excitement for your new arrival will build. But there’s still a lot your baby needs before they can be brought into the world. This article is going to take a look at the crucial development between week 28 and birth.

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4 Common Misconceptions about Cord Blood Banking

Are you expecting a new baby and looking into the possibility of saving the cord blood? Here are some of the most common misconceptions about cord blood banking that every expectant parents need to know.

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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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Research Team Finds New Ways to Generate Stem Cells More Efficiently

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are a powerful form of stem cell capable of differentiating into any other type of cell. It is the stem cell technology at the forefront of the field of regenerative medicine, where researchers repair or replace tissue in the human body using stem cells.

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Your Baby's Development during the Second Trimester of Pregnancy

The first trimester of pregnancy sees a rapid amount of growth as your baby starts to take on a more recognisable form. It’s at this stage you’re likely to experience your first ultrasound and get to see your baby for the first time. This article is going to take a closer look at how your baby continues to develop during the second trimester of pregnancy.

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Reasons to Consider Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Banking in UAE

Stem cell banking in UAE is becoming increasingly popular as parents discover more about umbilical blood stem cells and their medicinal capabilities. These stem cells are already used in nearly 80 medical procedures and have saved the lives of many people diagnosed with leukaemia, immune system disorders, lymphoma and other diseases.

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Common Signs and Symptoms of Cataracts in Children

As part of Cataract Awareness Month, we're providing a series of articles to raise awareness of cataracts in children. This blog is the next in our series and tackles the common signs and symptoms of cataracts.

When your child is particularly young, it can be difficult to identify the early symptoms of cataracts. However, your child's eyes will be routinely examined after birth and for the first six to eight weeks of their life.

Although these screenings are designed to catch early signs of cataracts, it is possible for cataracts to develop afterward and so it's important to know what to look out for.

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The Lifesaving Power of Stem Cells

In previous decades, the umbilical cord connecting the baby to the placenta was typically cut and discarded as medical waste. This has changed thanks to researchers discovering that umbilical cord blood is a valuable source of stem cells. Many parents, doctors, and researchers are eager to preserve cord blood and cord tissue for later use.

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Your Baby's Development during the First Trimester of Pregnancy

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Your body is going to go through some phenomenal changes over the next 9 months as it allows your baby to grow and develop. Understanding what’s happening to both you and your baby will go a long way to help you feel at ease. This article is going to take a closer look at the foetal development during the all-important first trimester of pregnancy.

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Cord Blood Banking Checklist for New Parents

Becoming a parent for the first time is an extraordinary experience! You will be filled with joy, excitement, and hope as your baby develops and the birth date draws nearer. However, you may also have a lot of questions about how to prepare for the birth of your child.

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Causes of Cataracts in Children & How it Affects Your Child's Vision

June is Cataract Awareness Month and as a result, this blog post is part of a series to help raise awareness of cataracts in children. Although typically associated with old age, cataracts can occur in children of all ages and this article is going to discuss what is cataract, the causes and how they can affect your child's vision.

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How Stem Cell Science Saved One Woman’s Feet from Stiletto Disaster

Deborah Calmeyer has always loved fashion, with a particular fondness for high heels.  She would buy six-inch Louboutins in every colour and loved wearing them.

Unfortunately, several years ago her high heels caused her to fall while visiting a Manhattan restaurant. After going to the hospital, x-rays revealed a bone chip on Deborah’s toe. To her relief, the doctors said this wasn’t a major injury and she would recover with physical therapy treatments.

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