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New Year Resolution: Teaching Your Kids the Value of Goal Setting

We’ve all done it. And some have been significantly more successful than others, whether it’s eat better, exercise more or get a new job – we’ve all set a new year’s resolution at some point or other.  So how important is it to teach your children to set goals?

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Why is Cord Blood Banking Necessary Today?

The blood left in the umbilical cord after a child's birth is currently known to be one of the best sources of stem cells like those found in bone marrow. It's been utilised as a part of transplants to treat more than 85 medical conditions including leukemia, lymphoma, sickle-cell disease, and some metabolic issue.

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How Understanding Stem Cell Biology Can Improve Cancer Therapy

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy have been the most commonly used forms of cancer treatment for many decades. Although both treatment are effective at killing cancer cells, they are both toxic to healthy cells in the body, which causes several serious side effects.

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6 Tips to Create Lasting Christmas Traditions for Kids

Most of us have fond lasting memories of Christmases past. Times spent building up the excitement, wondering if Father Christmas will bring us our dream gifts, the tree, the treats and going to bed clutching our new favourite toy. Everyone wants their own kids to build those same lasting Christmas traditions and memories. Here’s how we like to create ours.

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Why Pregnant Women Should Take NIPT

Trisomy can lead to a wide range of problems, including premature birth or even worse so it’s crucial to make sure you find a good and reliable prenatal test, in order to see if your child has any chance of trisomy. A good way to do that is to perform the NIPT test. Find out why pregnant women should take NIPT:

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Heart Attack Modeled with Human Stem Cells

Japanese researchers have been at the forefront of stem cell research for many years. They have been the source of several exciting breakthroughs including the development of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).

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8 Tips for Baby’s First Christmas

Whether your baby’s arrival was at the start of the year and they’re already approaching their first birthday, or you have a little wriggly newborn, it’s baby’s first Christmas! That’s bound to tug at many heartstrings and you’ll want it to be perfect, so here’s our top tips for baby’s first Christmas.

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Does Caesarean Birth Affect the Cord Blood Collection Process?


One of the most common questions about cord blood banking is whether it is compatible with caesarean birth. Read this article to find out:

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What to Expect in Antenatal or Childbirth Classes


Antenatal or childbirth classes can be incredibly important in giving you the information and confidence you need to take care of yourself and your baby. Although no two births are the same, a little bit of preparation and general knowledge will give you a much better idea what to expect. So, what do your antenatal classes consist of?

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Way of Monitoring Stem Cells May Aid Parkinson’s Treatment

A team of researchers in the United States has developed a new biosensor system that makes it easier to monitor how stem cells change into mature cells. This breakthrough will help scientists understand the progression of diseases like Parkinson’s disease, making it easier to develop effective treatments.

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5 Best Online Resources To Learn about Cord Blood Banking

Are you expecting a new baby and interested to learn about cord blood banking? Here are some of the best online resources to help you get started:

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What Happens to my Child's Cord Blood Sample if I Bank it Privately?

One of the most common questions from expectant parents interested in private cord blood banking is “How does the entire process work?”

This blog post will explain the steps involved when you decide to bank your child’s cord blood in a private cord blood bank.

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What is Newborn Screening and Why is it Important?


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All new parents want the best for their baby and a constant worry is whether or not the baby is healthy. Screening tests are one way of determining if a baby has any health risks.

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Stem Cell Transplant Reverses Disabling MS-like Disease

A new study from Northwestern Medicine and the Mayo Clinic has described how stem cells can be used to treat a rare neurological disease. The condition, called neuromyelitis optica, can cause sufferers to become blind and lose the ability to walk within a few years of diagnosis.

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5 Top Parenting Tips for the Holiday Season

The Holiday Season, it’s a time of family, friends and fun, but often mixed with a little sprinkle of disruption and too much excitement! Here’s our top parenting tips for the holiday season.

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10 Cord Blood Facts Expecting Parents Should Know

This post has been originally published in May 2017 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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What Every Pregnant Woman Should Know about Prenatal Ultrasound


Every pregnant women is likely to be offered an ultrasound scan and many look forward to them with glee. For those who are unsure, this blog post is going take a look at what a prenatal ultrasound is and what it means for you.

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